Sri Lankan MP says telephone caller offered $2.8 million to back new PM

FILE PHOTO: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena listens to a speech during a Parliament session marking the 70th anniversary of Sri Lanka's Government, in Colombo, Sri Lanka October 3, 2017. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/File Photo

COLOMBO (Reuters) – A Sri Lankan legislator on Friday said he had been offered $2.8 million and a ministerial post by a telephone caller from the opposite camp to switch his support to new Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in a week-old political crisis. President Maithripala Sirisena fired Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister and named Rajapaksa […]

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