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Rajapaksa Time: Confidence Vote and Chaminda Gamage

rajapaksa time: Sirisena sacked Wickremesinghe and his Cabinet on Friday and replaced him with former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa, creating what some observers said could be a constitutional crisis, according to Vancouver Courier. The suspension of parliament is expected to give Rajapaksa time to try to muster enough support to survive any no confidence vote. Chaminda Gamage, a spokesman for the parliamentary speaker, confirmed that President Maithripala Sirisena had suspended parliament until Nov. 16.article continues below Trending Stories Active Volcanoes near Metro Vancouver considered high threat'Vancouver has one of the best new restaurants in Canada Vision Vancouver will not run a mayoral candidate for first time in party's history This 22-year-old mural depicting Vancouver's transit history was painted over The suspension came while ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was holding a news conference in which he asserted that he could prove his majority support in parliament. Several members of Rajapaksa's family former Cabinet members and government officials are facing charges of corruption and a special high court has been set up to hear the cases quickly. Wickremesinghe said at the news conference that parliament should be allowed to resolve the political crisis. Rajapaksa's appointment as prime minister is expected to provide relief to them. ( As reported in the news.