CWC offers fullest cooperation to RW to address issues

The Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) has offered its fullest cooperation to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to address critical issues in the country.

CWC General Secretary Jeevan Thondaman extended his wishes to Ranil Wickremesinghe on being appointed as the new Prime Minister.

“However, there are many issues that need to be addressed without delay and I assure the fullest cooperation of the Ceylon Workers’ Congress in your effort to overcome those issues and stabilise our nation,” he tweeted.

Wickremesinghe is the sole UNP member in Parliament.

Ranil Wickremesinghe had been sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka on five previous occasions.

He was first appointed as PM from 1993 – 1994 after the assassination of President Ranasinghe Premadasa.

From 2001 to 2004 he was elected as the Prime Minister to lead the United National Front Government during the presidency of President Chandrika Bandaranayake.

In January 2015, he was appointed as the Prime Minister under President Maithripala Sirisena.

He was elected as Prime Minister at the Parliament election in August 2015.

In December 2018, then President Sirisena was compelled to appoint him as PM after having dismissed him in October 2018.