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Sri Lanka Speaker Rejects Rajapaksa As New Prime Minister

Sri Lanka's speaker of parliament said he cannot accept Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country's former president and strongman, as the new prime minister.  Karu Jayasuriya said Rajapaksa needs to prove he commands a majority in parliament.  "The majority of the members are of the view that the changes done in the parliament are unconstitutional and against the traditions," Jayasuriya said in a statement.  "Therefore, I am requested by the majority of...

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