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Sri Lanka has a new president

Sri Lanka has a new president, Ranil Wickremesinghe. The name is familiar: He was the prime minister until he became acting president days ago when the former president fled the country amid protests.

Here & Now‘s Miles Parks speaks with Menaka Indrakumar, a reporter based in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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