Sri Lanka’s Tamil parties vow to vote against Mahinda Rajapaksa
Tamil National Alliance vows to back no-confidence motion against newly appointed PM amid protracted political crisis.
- by Zaheena Rasheed & Rathindra Kuruwita
- Al Jazeera
Colombo, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka’s newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has suffered a setback in his power struggle with a deposed rival after a coalition representing the country’s Tamil minority pledged to back a motion of no-confidence against him.
In a statement on Saturday, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) called Rajapaksa’s shock appointment by the president last week “unconstitutional and illegal” and said its members would back a…