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Sri Lanka crisis worsens as ex-minister Arjuna Ranatunga’s guard opens fire, wounding three

COLOMBO: The security guard of a minister in the sacked Sri Lankan government opened fire at an office on Sunday wounding three people, worsening a constitutional crisis in the island nation days after the president ousted the prime minister and appointed a new one. Police said the guard began shooting as Arjuna Ranatunga, petroleum minister in the cabinet of former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, tried to enter his office at the state-run Ceylon Petroleum Corp. Wickremesinghe maintains he is still prime minister.…

Ranatunga proud to see his ‘close friend’ Imran as Pakistan’s new PM

ISLAMABAD: Renowned ex-cricketer and Sri Lankan Minister for Petroleum Resources Development Arjuna Ranatunga has said that it is a proud moment for him that his close friend Imran Khan is going to be the new prime minister of Pakistan. He stated this during a reception on board Pakistan Maritime Security Ship (PMSS) “Kashmir”, in Colombo. Ranatunga hoped that under the leadership of Imran Khan, Pakistan would flourish further and relationship between Pakistan and Sri Lanka would take a new height. The reception was…