Sri Lanka court temporarily bars Mahinda Rajapaksa from acting as prime minister

Map. History of Sri Lanka conflict

17 August 2019
Sri Lanka court temporarily bars Mahinda Rajapaksa from acting as prime minister
Just witnessed extraordinary scenes in Sri Lanka parliament as speaker tries to hold no confidence vote while surrounded by police protection from missile hurling supporters of Mahinda Rajapaksa. Vote passed anyway amid volley of books and hot tea
"From all over Sri Lanka: Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim have come here to safeguard democracy in this country" The streets of Colombo (SriLanka) today.
Chaotic Sri Lanka parliament rejects president's chosen PM
Sri Lanka Supreme Court overturns sacking of parliament
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena sacks parliament after power-struggle
Sri Lanka's parliament speaker says he will not accept Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new prime minister until he proves a majority in the parliament
Sri Lanka: the people gathered in Colombo to support the call of deposed PM @RW_UNP to convene parliament so they can decide which administration to support. President Sirisena suspended parliament for several weeks, making it possible to appoint Rajapaksa as PM
Sri Lanka: thousands of Sri Lankans have gathered in the capital city Colombo today to protest against the sacking of the government and the appointment of Rajapaksa as new prime-minister of the country
Sri Lanka has 2 prime ministers claiming legitimacy, and concerns that violence might be used to break the stalemate
Parliament speaker warns 'bloodbath' likely in Sri Lanka crisis
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