Sri Lankan Police forming a human chain in parliament to protect the Speaker and enable a vote.

The second round vote recommenced in Parliament today, after temporarily being help up by Alliance MPs in protest to UNP members revealing their vote to party frontliners.rn
Sources in Parliament earlier reported that the second vote has come to a standstill as Alliance MPs staged a sit in, in the centres of the Parliament Chamber in protest to UNP members revealing their vote.rn

rnSources say, the UNP MPs action was to reassure Party leaders of their support to their candidate for Speaker. rn

rnSources say at one point one Alliance MP was on top of the Ballot Box to halt the voting.