Sri Lanka Parliament adjourns; political crisis turns into a deadlock


Nov 15, 2018 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Parliament adjourned till tomorrow amidst a tense situation erupted in the house after Parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella called for a vote over a statement made by disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

After Rajapaksa concluded his statement saying the country should go for a general election, Parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella called for a vote by name on the speech that led to a fist fight with several injured.

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Meanwhile, the President in a letter to the speaker questioned the validity of the no-confidence motion passed yesterday saying the speaker has ignored the constitution.

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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, however, said the vote was taken according to the 47(1) of Standing Orders. Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister dispute has now turned into a deadlock as both parties have no intention of giving up the fight for power.

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