Sri Lankan soldiers stand guard at Mahinda Rajapakse's residence after he was sworn in as prime minister in Colombo. Photo: AFP

Sri Lanka crisis: speaker of parliament recognises sacked PM as lawful leader, one person dead as violence erupts

  • President sacked PM and replaced him with former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa
  • One dead and two injured as violence breaks out involving mob loyal to President Sirisena
Topic |   Sri Lanka

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Sri Lankan soldiers stand guard at Mahinda Rajapakse's residence after he was sworn in as prime minister in Colombo. Photo: AFP
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