Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka on November 21, 2019. He was administered the oath of the office by incumbent President Gotabaya Rajapksa and his younger brother.
Mahinda Rajapaksa took oath as the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka after Ranil Wickremesinghe resigned from his post after his presidential election defeat.
Speaking after his swearing-in ceremony, Mahinda Rajapaksa said that he was honoured to have taken the oath as Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister. He said that he was looking to take Sri Lanka forward with a new vision.