Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lankan president during a ceremony at the country’s parliament building on Thursday, July 21.
Wickremesinghe was elected as president by Sri Lankan lawmakers on Wednesday with a majority of 134-82. He previously served as the country’s prime minister.
Photos published by the president’s office showed Wickremesinghe’s swearing in inside the parliament building.
This footage was published by the parliament of Sri Lanka’s YouTube channel. Credit: Parliament of Sri Lanka via Storyful