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Sri Lankan political parties in decided to form a select committee to conduct parliamentary affairs. All-party meeting called by President Sirisena yesterday to resolve the crisis ended inconclusively. The House till now has passed two no-confidence motions against Rajapaksa and his government by a voice vote.
Rajapakse has lost two no-confidence votes and last week his supporters threw projectiles and chilli powder at their rivals and the speaker, deepening international concern. Monday’s session was adjourned after five minutes as the 225-member assembly failed to agree on a committee to draw up the legislature’s agenda. They were to meet again on Friday.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is battling at home to keep the last week’s deal alive and push it through the British parliament amid criticism from pro-Brexit politicians, Northern Ireland’s unionists and those who want to keep closer EU ties.
Construction will run through 2030 when the expanded airport is expected to handle 63 million passengers and 750,000 tonnes of cargo a year, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said in a statement.