Sri Lanka will lose duty free access to the European Union if the country goes back to violating human rights, an ambassador has said, amid a political crisis sparked by a contested appointment of a new prime minister.
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Karu Paranavithana, a lawmaker from Wickremesinghe's United National Front, welcomed the announcement, calling it "a great victory" for the people. This is disgraceful in that the government of Prime Minister Wickremesinghe has fought to preserve one of Asia's oldest democratic systems, to hold the rule of law, and to fight against corruption.
Some 120 lawmakers were expected by Sunday to support a no-confidence vote against Rajapaksa, according to AP count.
In a national address on the following Sunday, Sirisena explained that he sacked Wickremesinghe mainly because of the alleged involvement of a Cabinet minister in a plot to assassinate him. Details of the alleged plot have not been disclosed and Wickremesinghe has repeatedly denied the accusation. There was confusion since Thursday on the date when the parliamentary deadlock would end as Sirisena had suspended the sittings until November 16.
After winning the presidency as a neutral candidate in 2015, Sirisena accepted an offer from Rajapaksa to take over his Sri Lanka Freedom Party.
Wickremesinghe said in an interview with the AP that there is credible evidence that Rajapaksa's party is attempting to buy support in Parliament.
On Friday, a member of parliament from Wickremesinghe's party, Palitha Range Bandara, said a caller from the Rajapaksa camp urged him to defect before the parliament session.
Rajapaksa, whose government was accused of atrocities and corruption in the final years of the civil war, maintains popularity among Sri Lanka's Sinhalese ethnic majority group, who credit him with ending the conflict with the Tamil rebels.
After two weeks of Saudi denials, officials eventually said Khashoggi was "mistakenly" killed during a brawl in the consulate. Critics allege that bin Salman, now crown prince, may have ordered Kahshoggi's killing.
Pablo Sarabia and Luis Muriel twice reduced the deficit to two for Sevilla , either side of a sweeping volley from Ivan Rakitic . Sevilla did indeed have one back in the 79th minute when Sarabia's deflected effort found a route past Ter Stegen .
At the front of the caravan, one group briefly broke through the final fence before police forced them back and closed it again. As the sun rose, a military helicopter flew along the Mexican side of the river foreshadowing the difficulties they could face.
A spokesman for the New York Police Department earlier said there was no evidence tying the Saudi government to their deaths. He said that the girls were sitting in a playground at the park, sitting about 30 feet apart but appearing to be together.
Nintendo is targeting a February 2019 release for the Piranha Plant, which will come with an extra stage and music tracks. Ultimate , the company announced that both Ken from Street Fighter and Incineroar from Pokemon will be joining the roster.
The threat followed another one earlier this week to cut off aid to Central American countries if the migrants weren't stopped. If Trump pulls out of the trade deal or closes the border, there would be major economic implications for both countries.
Another highlight feature is Touch ID , which is now found on as a key on the keyboard, and powered by the company's T2 chip. Lastly, as we are massive audiophiles here at T3, we were also impressed with the new MacBook Air's upgraded audio system.
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Hillary seems torn about another White House run
I mean we have confused everybody in the world, including ourselves. "I'm just going to wait and watch what happens". But after a pause and some prodding from Swisher , Clinton said , "Well, I'd like to be president".
Stocks slump again, putting S&P 500 back into red for year
Two other giant US companies, Amazon and Alphabet , will report their third-quarter results after the close of trading. Reacting after hours, Netflix dipped 3 percent and Facebook , which reports results on October 30, lost 2.3 percent.
IPhone XR first look: So awesome we’re giving it away!
And for the first time in years, I know exactly what phone I would buy - and what phone you should buy : the iPhone XR . Today's premium phones generally create Portrait Mode photos by using a close-up and wide-angle camera in unison.
Chelsea back Sarri over assistant controversy
Television cameras captured Mourinho muttering what are purported to have been "abusive and/or insulting and/or improper" remarks. Ianni goaded Mourinho after Ross Barkley's stoppage time equaliser - something Sarri was forced to apologise for after the game.
30 people hurt after floor collapse in Clemson
Dozens were injured when a floor collapsed at an apartment complex near Clemson, South Carolina early Sunday morning. He warned his friends and suggested a retreat to the balcony but the floor collapsed before they could make it.