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Sri Lanka opposition, protesters vow to continue anti-government campaign

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By Uditha Jayasinghe and Alasdair Pal COLOMBO (Reuters) -Sri Lanka’s main opposition party joined anti-government protesters on Friday in rejecting the appointment of a new prime minister, and insisted the president resign because of the country’s disastrous economic crisis. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed veteran opposition politician Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister late on Thursday, but the comments signalled it was not likely to resolve the political and economic disarray in the strategic Indian Ocean island nation. A week of violent clashes between protesters and government s…

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