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22 Nov 2018

Democracy in crisis in Sri Lanka as two men claim to be Prime Minister

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Members of parliament in Sri Lanka convene again tomorrow in an effort to resolve the turmoil which has engulfed the government.

Two men currently claim to be Prime Minister – one of them, a former populist president accused of serious human rights abuses.

Never in the past 85 years of democracy in Sri Lanka has the democratic process itself been so under threat.

From the capital, Colombo, our Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Jonathan Miller, reports