The deposed leader took oath before President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday [Hanfdout/ UNP]

Sri Lanka’s president has reappointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister, nearly two months after firing him and setting off weeks of political stalemate.

Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP) said on its official Twitter account that the deposed leader took oath before President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday.

His reinstatement is an embarrassment for Sirisena, who had replaced him with former president

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