Sri Lanka in political chaos as MPs swing punches to one another | Sri Lanka Information


Sri Lanka’s parliament descended into chaos with MPs swinging punches and throwing projectiles a day after legislators voted the prime minister out of workplace.

Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya mentioned the nation had no authorities as parliament re-convened on Thursday, a day after the no-confidence vote in opposition to newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. The movement handed with the backing of 122 MPs within the 225-member legislature.

Jayasuriya mentioned there was no prime minister, neither Rajapaksa nor his rival whose ousting in late October began the disaster.

Dozens of MPs fought and a few who fell on the ground had been kicked by rivals.

A few of Rajapaksa’s supporters threw water bottles and garbage bins within the parliament. The Speaker then adjourned the proceedings.

Rajapaksa mentioned the no-confidence vote shouldn’t have been a voice vote, calling for contemporary elections.

President Maithripala Sirisena in a letter to the Speaker mentioned he can’t settle for the no-confidence vote because the Speaker appeared to have ignored the structure, parliamentary process and traditions.

Sirisena, who triggered the disaster by firing Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and naming Rajapaksa, a controversial former president, to the job late final month, dissolved parliament final week and ordered elections as a technique to break the impasse.

Supreme Courtroom overturns decree

Nevertheless, the Supreme Courtroom overturned that decree on Tuesday till it had heard petitions difficult the transfer as unconstitutional.

“It’s troublesome to say who’s in cost in Sri Lanka. Now we’re left with an influence vacuum,” Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith, reporting from Colombo, advised Al Jazeera.

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America, European Union and different members of the worldwide neighborhood have raised considerations over the disaster.

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Solely China has recognised the appointment of Rajapaksa, who throughout his decade as president till 2015 relied closely on Beijing for diplomatic and monetary help.

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