The United National Party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe is set to take oaths as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka before President Maithripala Sirisena this evening.
The UNP secured victory at the parliamentary polls today. Although the final result is yet to be announced election authorities say that the UNP will fall short of an absolute majority (113) by at least 4 seats.
However, both Wickremesinghe and President Maithripala Sirisena prior to the polls had reiterated that a national government will be formed after the polls.
According to UNP sources at least 20 elected parliamentarians loyal to the President will join the new government.