Sitting Protest

Sittings in Sri Lanka’s parliament was suspended after members of a the Marxist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna held a noisy, black flag protest against a controversial aid share deal with the militant Tamil Tigers. Sittings in Sri Lanka’s parliament was suspended after members of a the Marxist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna held a noisy, black flag protest against a controversial aid share deal with the militant Tamil Tigers.

The aid share deal was to be tabled for debate in parliament today.

Earlier protesters who broke through police barriers on the approach to the parliament were dispersed by tear gas.

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