Sri Lanka Turmoil Deepens as New PM Loses Confidence Vote

The Parliament of Sri Lanka. Credit: Kolitha de Silva

(From Reuters)

Sri Lanka’s parliament passed a no-confidence motion against newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa amid raucous opposition on Wednesday, throwing the country deeper into crisis. . . .

Sri Lanka has been in turmoil since President Maithripala Sirisena fired Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last month, replaced him with Rajapaksa, a pro-China strongman, and dissolved parliament.

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