Sitting Protest

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe (2nd R) arrives to visit the site of a bomb attack at St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade in Colombo on April 21, 2019. - A string of blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on April 21, killing at least 156 people, including 35 foreigners. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo credit should read ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

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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