Sri Lanka parliament blocks Govt spending amid crisis
Sri Lanka's parliament on Friday escalated a power struggle with President Maithripala Sirisena, voting to block spending by the disputed government he installed last month.
The legislature decided to suspend money allocated for all ministries a day after cutting off funds to the office of Mahinda Rajapakse, who was controversially appointed to replace prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Wickremesinghe's party said parliament was taking full financial control because the cabinet named by Rajapakse was unconstitutional and therefore running the government illegally.……
Government Politics Sri Lanka News International
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