Sri Lanka MPs Boycott Parliament As Crisis Continues


Allies of Sri Lanka’s embattled president Maithripala Sirisena boycotted parliament on Tuesday (27) as the country drifted into the second month of political turmoil. Sirisena loyalists refused to show up at parliament in Colombo, where last week opposing MPs scuffled and threw objects across the chamber, forcing the legislature to adjourn. The island has been politically paralysed since October 26 when Sirisena sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replaced him with Mahinda Rajapakse. Parliament has twice voted against the former strongman president but he has refused to back down. Wickremesinghe, who holds a majority on the floor, has also not…

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