COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Disputed Sri Lankan PM faces 2nd no-confidence motion

16Nov - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Pandemonium reigned in Sri Lanka’s Parliament on Friday as lawmakers supporting disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa threw books and chairs to try to block the proceedings a day after a fierce brawl between rival legislators worsened political turmoil in the island nation.

Police who escorted Speaker Karu Jayasuriya into the chamber held boards around him to protect him from being hit by the angry Rajapaksa loyalists, who did not allow him to sit in the speaker’s chair.

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