Sri Lanka President Seeks Fresh No-Confidence Motion Against Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has called for a new motion against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government tomorrow.

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Sri Lanka President Seeks Fresh No-Confidence Motion Against Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka Parliament yesterday passed a no-confidence motion against PM Mahinda Rajapaksa.


COLOMBO: 

Sri Lanka's president on Thursday urged the speaker of parliament and some political parties to seek a fresh no-confidence motion against a prime minister he appointed last month, creating political instability in the south Asian country.

Parliament on Wednesday passed a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government with the backing of 122 of the 225 lawmakers in a voice vote, followed by a signed document.

President Maithripala Sirisena has rejected the view of parliament that Rajapaksa's appointment was unconstitutional. Sirisena has called for a new motion on Friday.

"The president informed them to show their majority in parliament in a proper way following parliamentary procedure and agreed to act according to the constitution," Sirisena's media team said in a statement.



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