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SL’s Rajapaksa-led govt emerges stronger after Deputy Speaker poll

Colombo: In a major victory for Sri Lanka’s embattled Rajapaksa clan, the government- backed nominee on Thursday won the secret vote for the position of Deputy Speaker, demonstrating the ruling SLPP coalition’s ability to prove their parliamentary majority despite raging public protests demanding their resignation for mishandling the country’s worst economic crisis. MP Ranjith Siyambalapitiya was […]