Sri Lankan President Sirisena meets Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to end stalemate in Parliament – Indian Journal of Diplomacy

Sri Lankan President Sirisena meets Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to end stalemate in Parliament

In an attempt to end the stalemate in Parliament, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena met Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and other party leaders for talks on Thursday.

The meeting took place at the Presidential Secretariat late in the evening on Thursday. United National Party (UNP) Assistant Leader Ravi Karunanayake said that an agreement was reached to resolve the crisis by holding vote of confidence on Friday.

The President reportedly assured at the meeting that he will address the issue in Parliament and resolve it over the next few days.

Earlier, Parliament was disrupted today due to clashes between two sides led by new Prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and ousted PM Ranil Wickremsinghe.

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