Rajapaksa loses trust vote again

Mahinda Rajapaksa lost a trust vote for the third time this week, on Friday, amid bedlam in the Sri Lankan parliament as some of Mr. Rajapkasa’s party MPs resorted to violence.
The no-confidence motions were taken up in the wake of Mr. Rajapaksa’s controversial appointment as Prime Minister, replacing Ranil Wickremesinghe who was abruptly sacked by President Maithripala Sirisena three weeks ago.Mr. Rajapaksa had, however, refused to accept the outcome of the first two motions — on his appointment and his address to Parliament — after failing to prove a majority in the House.Mr. Sirisena, who has now realigned with his former political opponent Mr. Rajapksa, did not endorse the earlier votes, but had promised to accept Friday’s vote.He is yet to acknowledge it or state his decision on a future course, in the absence of a Prime Minister or Cabinet.

Source  :  https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/rajapaksa-loses-trust-vote-again/article25522436.ece

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