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Sri Lanka: Prime Minister Faces Vote Of No Confidence

1 MIN READApr 4, 2018 | 15:31 GMT

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe faces a vote of no confidence vote in parliament on April 4 that the Joint Opposition, led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, The Hindu reported April 3. Wickremesinghe, who has been accused of failing to quell Buddhist-Muslim violence and for appointing a foreigner as the central bank governor, will need to secure 113 votes in the 225-member parliament to defeat the motion. In March, the Sri Lankan government declared a nationwide state of emergency, the first of its kind since the civil war ended in 2009, over the violence between Muslim and Buddhist communities. 

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