Sri Lanka’s Speaker of Parliament warns of ‘bloodbath’ if political crisis taken to streets
Posted on October 31st, 2018
 Colombo, Oct 29 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s Speaker of Parliament, Karu Jayasuriya, on Monday warned that there would be a ‘huge bloodbath’ in the island if the present political crisis is taken out to the streets.

Speaking to reporters in Colombo, Jayasuiya said the present political crisis should be settled through Parliament or else many lives would be lost.

Sri Lanka’s Speaker of Parliament warns of ‘bloodbath’ if political crisis taken to streets

Already we have seen violence erupting due this crisis. On Sunday there were two deaths.At the same time some media institutions have been illegally taken over. Some people have been prevented from going to their jobs. This has led to a huge problem for the country.” Jayasuriya said.

A severe political crisis erupted in Sri Lanka since last Friday when President Maithripala Sirisena sacked the Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe and appointed former President Mahinda Rajapakse to the post.

Wickremesinghe said the move was illegal and has since then, called for Parliament to be summoned immediately to prove his majority.

Last Saturday, President Sirisena prorogued Parliament till Nov 16 following which there have been increasing calls for Parliament to summon to solve the ensuing political crisis.

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