Sri Lanka political crisis deepens as Parliament shows no confidence in PM

Nov 14, 2018 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Parliament passed a no-confidence motion against newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday.

After a chaotic Parliamentary vote, the Speaker announced that the majority voted in favor of the no-confidence motion, a claim that the allies of Rajapaksa reject.

The Speaker’s office, however, said a copy of the no-confidence motion and its decision along with a copy of a letter signed by 122 Parliamentarians supported the decision will be sent to the President for further action.

Meanwhile, Ranil Wickremesinghe speaking at a press conference said anyone can challenge the decision of Parliament by moving a resolution tomorrow which will be put into another vote.

Wickremesinghe also asked all government servants and police not to carry out illegal orders from the purported government that has failed to demonstrate the confidence of the people.