Sri Lanka parliament cuts MPs’ salaries in move to squeeze disputed PM

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Sri Lanka parliament cuts MPs’ salaries in move to squeeze disputed PM

Sri Lanka parliament cuts MPs’ salaries in move to squeeze disputed PM
2018-12-05 11:28:58

Sri Lanka parliament cuts MPs’ salaries in move to squeeze disputed PM 1

Empty seats of parliament members, who back newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa are seen, as the ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and parties backing him attend the parliament session in Colombo, Sri Lanka November 29, 2018. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s parliament passed a motion on Friday cutting ministers’ salaries and travel expenses in a move designed to hinder the administration of disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, whose supporters boycotted the vote.

The motion, which passed 122-0 in the 225-member parliament, followed a similar vote on Thursday to cut the budget to the prime minister’s office.

It remained unclear how the move would be applied in practice, with Rajapaksa loyalists declaring it illegal.

Reporting by Ranga Sirilal and Shihar Aneez; Writing by John Geddie; Editing by Paul Tait

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Sri Lanka parliament cuts MPs’ salaries in move to squeeze disputed PM
2018-12-05 11:28:58

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