Sri Lanka: The Sri Lankan Parliament is set to meet on November 5 and this announcement has all possibilities for a floor test to happen. As of now, all the attention is on the Tamil National Alliance (TNP) who has 16 MPs in the country’s North and East and the Leftist party Janata Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) which has another 6 MPs.
#Srilanka: All eyes will be on the TNA, which has 16 MPs representing the island’s north and east, and the leftist JVP with six MPs. Their vote might prove crucial in a close contest https://t.co/b8scpyEuaF #lka via @the_hindu
— Meera Srinivasan (@Meerasrini) November 1, 2018
Tensions inflamed in Sri Lanka on Friday after the President expelled the Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and his cabinet and appointed the former autocrat Mahinda Rajapaksa. He also suspended the Parliament on Saturday to give Rajapaksa some time to gain more support to survive any no-confidence vote.
However, Wickremesinghe has claimed that he has the majority support from the lawmakers and has asked for the parliament to convene immediately.