Members of Sri Lanka's Special Task Force and the police stand guard next to a poster of newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa after an official security guard of sacked minister Arjuna Ranatunga shot and wounded three people. Photo: Reuters

US urges Sri Lanka to ‘immediately reconvene parliament’ to quell violence over PM’s sacking

  • State Department wants elected representatives to affirm the new leader of the government
  • President Maithripala Sirisena fired PM Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday, sparking violence and shootings
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Members of Sri Lanka's Special Task Force and the police stand guard next to a poster of newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa after an official security guard of sacked minister Arjuna Ranatunga shot and wounded three people. Photo: Reuters
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