Sri Lanka seeks way forward after president quits: Mabrur Ahmed

The Sri Lankan parliament has to begin choosing a new leader to serve the rest of the current term which ends 2024. This was after the president fled abroad and resigned following mass protests over the country’s economic collapse. Parliament Speaker has promised a swift and transparent political process that should be completed within a week. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in on Friday as interim president until parliament elects a successor to Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Mabrur Ahmed is Founder and director of Restless Beings, a UK-based human rights group. He joins us on Zoom.