Sri Lanka governor tenders resignation after new president sworn in

cabraal
Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal

The governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka has tendered his resignation following the surprise defeat of president Mahinda Rajapaksa in elections earlier today.

Ajith Nivard Cabraal told the outgoing president he "wishes to resign... with immediate effect in order [for] the new president [to] appoint a new governor," the central bank said in a statement.

Maithripala Sirisena, a minister in Rajapaksa's government less than two months ago, was sworn in as Sri Lanka's seventh president at 6pm (1

To continue reading...

You must be signed in to use this feature.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an indvidual account here: