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Brawl in Parliament Shows Sri Lanka Descending Into Chaos
Brawl in Parliament Shows Sri Lanka Descending Into Chaos

Sri Lanka is now effectively a country without a prime minister, with weeks of political turmoil culminating today in a brawl on the floor of the country’s parliament. Two men believe they have the right to call themselves prime minister: the democratically elected leader, Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was sacked by the president on Oct. 26 and the pro-China…

Bloomberg - Nov 16 21:38 GMT - more ... [ Tags: History, SriLanka ]

The Newest Weapon in Sri Lankan Politics: Chile Powder in the Eyes
The Newest Weapon in Sri Lankan Politics: Chile Powder in the Eyes

Lawmakers hurled chairs, thick books and stinging chile powder at one another as violence and chaos erupted again on the floor of Sri Lanka’s Parliament on Friday. At least four lawmakers and several police officers were injured. The proceedings were carried live on TV and beamed across the island nation. The trouble began when lawmakers allied to Mahinda…

New York Times - Nov 16 17:50 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Politics, History, SriLanka ]

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