Sri Lankan parliament votes against Prime Minister Rajapaksa

Sri Lankan parliament votes against Prime Minister Rajapaksa
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Colombo: In a major setback to President Maithripala Sirisena, the Sri Lankan parliament on Wednesday voted against newly-appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government.

The parliament has approved a no-trust vote against Prime Minister Rajapaksa, speaker of parliament Karu Jayasuriya announced in the House.

“According to the voice, I recognise that the government has no majority,” Jayasuriya announced as Rajapaksa backers protested.