<div>Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa-led government emerge stronger after defeat of Opposition candidate in Deputy Speaker election</div>
<div>Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa-led government emerge stronger after defeat of Opposition candidate in Deputy Speaker election</div>
Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa-led government emerge stronger after defeat of Opposition candidate in Deputy Speaker election

In a major victory for Sri Lanka’s embattled Rajapaksa clan, the government backed nominee on Thursday won the secret vote for the position of Deputy Speaker, demonstrating the ruling SLPP coalition’s ability to prove their parliamentary majority despite raging public protests demanding their resignation for mishandling the country’s worst economic crisis.MP Ranjith Siyambalapitiya was re-elected to the position from which he had resigned.

Published on : May 5, 2022 at 7:03 PM

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