Source: Reuters May 25, 2022
  • Ranil Wickremesinghe took office two weeks ago
  • New finance minister to be appointed on Wednesday
  • Government planning two-year relief package
  • Inflation could top 40%, protests continue as hardship grows

COLOMBO, May 24 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Tuesday he will present an interim budget within six weeks, slashing infrastructure projects to re-route funds into a two-year relief programme for the crisis-hit island nation.

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