Sri Lanka crisis: Parliament suspension gives enough time for newly appoint PM for negotiation

While the Island country of Sri Lanka is struggling to recover from the political crisis inflicted by President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to replace Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, an allegation that the president’s decision to suspend the parliament was intended to give the newly inducted PM to secure enough time for the unethical political negotiation aimed at securing the support needed to prove the majority in the parliament is irritating the common people who are very sceptical about the present political development in the country.

The newly elected Prime Minister cannot show the support of more than one hundred supporters in the two hundred and twenty five member parliament, if the floor test is conducted in the right way. Meanwhile, the ousted PM and his supporters have not less than one hundred and seventeen supporters in the parliament– as much as required to prove the majority in the parliament.

A latest report reveals that the illicit horse-trading method used by the present leader may help him to prove his majority in the parliament.

A political observer has criticised the Sri Lankan political elite to pave way for this political development. He has called it as a democratic coup.


Vignesh. S. G

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