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New Sri Lankan PM Ousted in Parliamentary No-Confidence Vote

Sri Lanka's political crisis deepened Wednesday after lawmakers approved a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, creating a power vacuum. Parliament speaker Karu Jayasuriya held a voice vote after Rajapaksa's supporters staged an impromptu rally in the chamber before debate began over the motion. But the results have been a foregone conclusion after Jayasuriya said last week that Rajapaksa did not have enough support to survive the vote. The crisis...

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