Sri Lankan Parliament to convene on Nov 5; All eyes on TNA and JVP for support

Source: Dhaka Tribune

By: Sreenidhe

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.

 

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.