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πŸ‡±πŸ‡° One killed in Sri Lanka shooting as crisis turns violent | Al Jazeera English



One person was killed and several others wounded, as Sri Lanka’s political crisis took a violent turn.
Police have arrested a ministerial security guard, who opened fire on a crowd of presidential loyalists.
The US has called for parliament to be reconvened immediately.
But Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena is standing by his decision to sack the prime minister, alleging it was motivated by an assassination plot.

Al Jazeera’s Minelle Fernandez reports from Colombo.

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13 comments

  1. But to the psychology of Sirisena his most estranged step
    : " ladies and genteman, I sacrificed it for the sake of my beloved people"
    Why not we the SRILANKENS request even worst enimies to come and abuse us next*

  2. The toiletless cow worshiper people aka STINKDIANS are not happy about this news.

  3. Oh looks like classic scene from bahubali movie. When minister wants to over throw king, he bribes kings guards to kill some innocents, to bring bad name to king…

  4. Uh lol I don't get it. You could have chosen anyone, but you chose someone who you openly went against? πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

  5. china is behind these crisis first its maldives nw its srilanka next will b nepal china is doing because india has a very good relatship with these countries sorry china its not goin to happen

  6. Most of the Sri Lankans want and support Mahinda Rajapaksa. His power is with the people.

  7. more than half of the country vote against mahinda in last president… This coming elections will be the same.. Now, we all knows who protect previous corrupted govenment without taking action.

  8. this president joker doesn't know his authority… people didn't vote for this… He became President by telling lies to people so people don't like this clown.

  9. China has BRI known as Belt and Road initiatives of no political interference. India countered with its own opposite BRI called Belt and Roadblock initiatives with political interferences which the President accused of plotting to assassinate him.

  10. 1 killed whereas in indian occupied kashmir and Israel occupied Palestine territory there's countless killing.

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