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* Sri Lanka parliament passes motion to show confidence in ousted Prime Minister
Wed, Dec 12, 2018, 07:57 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s parliament on Wednesday passed a vote of confidence to show the ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe commands the confidence of Parliament to function as Prime Minister.

The vote of confidence motion passed by 117 votes to none with all UNP and TNA parliamentarians voting in favor and while JVP MPs abstaining.

United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA), the party backing the Sirisena-Rajapaksa government boycotted the parliamentary sittings again today.

The majority party of Sri Lanka parliament, the United National Party (UNP) submitted the confidence motion seeking Wickremesinghe's reinstatement by the President Maithripala Sirisena to end the political crisis he set off when he sacked Wickremesinghe and appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister on October 26.

However, President Sirisena has vowed not to appoint Wickremesinghe even if he has the backing of all 225 MPs n parliament.

 

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