Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena sacks parliament after power-struggle

Map. History of Sri Lanka conflict

25 August 2019
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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