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Sri Lanka parliament opens with brotherhood, enmity

Apr 22, 2010 6:31:34 AM - yahoo.com
COLOMBO, April 22 — Sri Lanka’s new parliament unanimously elected the president’s brother as speaker on Thursday, while the jailed general who lost the presidential race blasted the government from the opposition bench. The 225-seat legislature ( picture ) sat for the first time a day after results were declared from an April 8 legislative poll that gave newly re-elected President Mahinda ...