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Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, center, speaks with his cabinet colleagues in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Rajapaksa, who was elected last week, said he would call a parliamentary election as early as allowed. The parliamentary term ends next August, and the constitution allows the president to dissolve Parliament in March and go for an election. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Sri Lanka leader appoints Cabinet, brother will lead finance

Nov. 22, 2019 2:05 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president on Friday appointed a 16-member interim Cabinet and allotted finance and other ministries to his brother, the new prime minister. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was elected last week, also said he would call a parliamentary election as early as...

Sri Lanka's president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, right, greets his brother Mahinda after appointing him as prime minister at the presidential secretariat in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Sri Lanka's newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has sworn in his brother and former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as prime minister. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in Sri Lanka’s new PM

Nov. 21, 2019 4:58 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday sworn in as prime minister his brother and the former president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, capping a victorious return to power of the brothers credited with a military victory over Tamil rebels but also implicated...