12 December 2018
Sri Lanka's parliament was adjourned today until December 18 by the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.
The country has been in a state of political turmoil since October when the president sacked the prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe and appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Prior to the adjournament, the UNP member Sajith Premadasa tabled a motion of confidence in the UNP leader, Wickremesinghe.
The motion comes amid calls for Sajith to put himself forward as a contender for the leadership of the party.
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