October 29, 2018 / 2:38 PM / a month ago

Sri Lanka president appoints newly appointed PM as finance minister

Sri Lanka's newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa signs the document during the ceremony to assume duties at the Prime Minister office in Colombo, Sri Lanka October 29, 2018. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena appointed newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa as the finance minister, the president’s media division said on Monday.

Sirisena appointed Rajapaska along with several other legislators to the cabinet.

Reporting by Ranga Sirilal and Shihar Aneez; Editing by Alison Williams

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