Economic crisis solutions must be created in conformity with people's wishes: To Sri Lanka's Prime Minister:

Opposition leader Sajith Premadasa writes to newly appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe . Premadasa said that people in the crisis reportedly desired a government without the Rajapaksas .

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — In a letter to newly appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the opposition leader Sajith Premadasa said that solutions to the economic and political crisis must be found in accordance with the people's needs.According to the letter, Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) and Samagi Jana Bala Sandanaya (SJBS) are of the opinion that solutions must be sought based on the earth's views and aspirations for the most difficult economic and political crisis in history.Premadasa said that among the many demands, people in the crisis reportedly desired a government without the Rajapaksas.The Opposition leader recalled the meeting with the Samagi Jana Balawegaya, saying that they had met with all political parties in the last week to work out an all-party solution to the country's greatest challenges.

Ranil Wickremesinghe, the leader of the United National Party (UNP), was sworn in as Sri Lanka's next Prime Minister on Thursday, amid the country's worst economic crisis, which has seen violent anti-government demonstrations.Meanwhile, pro-government protestors in Sri Lanka have established a new protest site in the temple trees near the country's residence to protest the alleged political settlement between President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and newly elected prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.Even as Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Monday, protests in Sri Lanka have remained virtually unchanged, with Ranil Wickremesinghe appointed as the new Prime Minister of the economically devastated island nation on Thursday.Sri Lanka is facing the worst economic crisis since independence, with food and fuel shortages, rising prices, and power cuts impacting a large number of the population, which has triggered mass demonstrations against the government's handling of the situation.

Sri Lanka recently defaulted on the totality of its international debt of around USD 51 billion due to an extreme shortage of foreign exchange.Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's resignation were met with a lot of demonstrations, with the latter succumbing to public pressure and resigning on Monday, shortly after the demonstrations outside the Prime Minister's residence became tense.