Beleaguered Speaker Karu surrounded by MPs during Thursday’s clash in parliament

(Pic by Kamal Bogoda)

PM asks Parliament to

go for a general election

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said the current crisis couldn’t be settled in Parliament. Instead of trying to resolve the problem there, the warring parties should seek a fresh mandate from the people, he added.

Text of the speech made by the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in Parliament on Thursday the 15th November 2018: "The President has explained why he dismissed the previous government and appointed an interim government until the conclusion of the next general election. By the 26th of October, the people of this country were living under enormous pressure.



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