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Sri Lanka Crisis: All-party meeting inconclusive, political stalemate continues

The all-party meeting called by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday ended with no-solution for the ongoing political crisis in the island nation.
The meeting was attended by former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and representatives of his party and the ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was joined by the representatives of the United National Front (UNF) along with representatives of other political parties. The island nation plunged into a constitutional crisis after President Sirisena ousted Wickremesinghe and named Rajapaksa as the country's Prime Minister. Sirisena further suspended the country's parliamentary proceedings till November 16.
However, on November 5, the Sri Lankan President announced to reconvene the Parliament on November 14, amid risisng demands by legislators of the state to end the political crisis in the state as soon as possible. The Sri Lankan parliament passed a non-confidence motion against the government of Rajapaksa. Following which the Parliament on November 15 witnessed a huge ruckus as members got into fistfights and even tried to attack Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.

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