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PM Wickremesinghe must persuade Lankans who rejected him on harsh economic reforms. It won’t be easy

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Leader of a party with one MP—himself—Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, has to persuade a nation which rejected him to back harsh economic reforms. This won’t be easy. Mistrust of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Wickremesinghe’s boss, runs deep. The PM will have to prove he’s no puppet.

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