Sri Lanka rally chaos

The Herald (South Africa) - - World -

A rally of hun­dreds of cars car­ry­ing sup­port­ers of Sri Lanka’s de­posed prime min­is­ter brought chaos to Colombo streets on Thurs­day as they de­manded that par­lia­ment be re­opened.

A noisy cav­al­cade of mo­tor­cy­cles, au­torick­shaws, cars and vans took loy­al­ists of ousted prime min­is­ter Ranil Wick­remesinghe to a rally to hear speeches slam­ming the pres­i­dent for sack­ing the head of govern­ment last month.

Pres­i­dent Maithri­pala Sirisena named for­mer pres­i­dent Mahinda Ra­japakse as the new prime min­is­ter in a shock move on Oc­to­ber 26 and sus­pended par­lia­ment, so nei­ther has won a vote of con­fi­dence.

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