Thursday 23 May, 2019

Sri Lankan Parliament voted against Mahinda Rajapaksa

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Colombo: Parliament has voted against Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, who was newly appointed by the Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena. It was a major setback to the President, reports said. Parliament has approved a no-trust vote against Rajapaksa, speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya announced in the House.

 The Parliament today held after the Srilankan Supreme Court canceled the midterm elections over dissolving the parliament. Rajapaksa failed to gain the trust vote- Speaker announced, and then the Rajapakse side protested it.

Sri Lanka had been in a political crisis since 26 October, when Sirisena suddenly fired Ranil Wickremesinghe as the prime minister and replaced him with former strongman Rajapaksa.

 The three-judge Bench, headed by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, Nalin Perera, passed the verdict amid in the protection of hundreds of Armed Police and commanders.

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