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Sri Lanka’s parliament ends session after 10 minutes

Sri Lanka’s parliament met on Monday morning, amidst a week of violence in the chambers, with the session ending after just 10 minutes.

In a relatively peaceful sitting in comparison to last week's clashes, Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri presided over the brief proceedings. He declared parliament adjourned until Friday the 23rd of November.

Parliamentary sittings last week were marred by violence, which saw lawmakers with former president Mahinda Rajapaksa hurl chairs and chilli powder at police and opposing MPs, as the political crisis on the island deepened.