Sri Lanka government faces no-confidence vote in Parliament

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's Parliament is debating a no-confidence motion against the government in which the opposition is accusing the ruling coalition of failing to prevent Easter suicide bombings which killed more than 250 people.

The debate began Wednesday after the opposition Marxist Peoples' Liberation Front submitted a motion which accused the government of failing to prevent the April 21 attacks, despite the "fact that proper information had been made available regarding suicide terrorists."

The government has come under heavy criticism for ignoring near-specific intelligence reports before the attacks.

Presenting the motion, opposition lawmaker Anura Dissanayaka said the government "has no moral or justifiable right" to govern the country.

Seven suicide bombers from a local Muslim group attacked three churches and three luxury hotels.