Srilankan political crisis: Lawmakers hurl chilli powder, chairs, books in Parliament

Srilankan Parliament was disputed for the second day with lawmakers throwing the book, furniture and chilli powder to stop the second no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

When the situation got out of the hands, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya had to summon police inside the House.

Supporters of Prime Minister Rajapaksa were seen throwing and breaking chairs to prevent speaker Jayasuriya from conducted a voice vote on revised no-confidence passing a no-confidence motion against Rajapaksa.

However, the violence could not stop the house from passing the motion and dismissing Rajapaksa’s government for the second time in a week.

On October 26, Srilankan President Maithripala Sirisena sacked PM Ranil Wickremesinghe and appointed former president Mahinda Rajapakse as the new Prime Minister. Since then the nation as been undergoing a political turmoil.

 

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