The Demand for Democracy

The Demand for Democracy by Son of the Morning Light on

Protestors outside Temple Trees, the official residence of sacked Sri Lankan prime minister, Ranil Wickremeratne, demand the reconvening of Parliament. After weeks of crisis and protest, following President Maithripala Sirisena’s sacking of the cabinet, his appointment of a new one, and his eventual dissolution of Parliament, the Supreme Court yesterday ordered Parliament to be reconvened today, November 14th. When the Parliament met at 10am today, a vote on the majority and the tabling of a no-confidence motion were disrupted by members of the coup government, forcing the Speaker to adjourn Parliament for 24 hours.


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