Sri Lanka steps up security ahead of three-way Presidential election: Opposition leader Premadasa withdraws
Three candidates were nominated Tuesday to replace former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled the country and resigned last week over the island's worsening economic crisis.
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The 73-year-old United National Party (UNP) leader also said that US dollars will be sourced from open markets to pay for petrol, crude, furnace oil shipments currently in Sri Lankan waters.
Arjuna Ranatunga, 57, held a ministerial position in the previous government led by the UNP between 2015 and 2019.