• Sri Lankan Supreme Court Blocks President's Bid To Dissolve Parliament

    28 days ago - By NPR

    Controversy has roiled Sri Lanka since Maithripala Sirisena fired his prime minister and suspended Parliament. He also aims to replace lawmakers entirely - but Tuesday's ruling has stayed that plan. (Image credit: Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Sri Lankan top court suspends decree dissolving Parliament

    Sri Lankan top court suspends decree dissolving Parliament

    28 days ago - By My Sanantonio

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended the president's order to dissolve Parliament and hold new elections, opening the way for lawmakers to vote on whether to accept his earlier ouster of the prime minister.
    Sri Lanka has been in a political crisis since Oct. 26, when President Maithripala Sirisena suddenly fired Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replaced him with former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa.
    A day later Sirisena suspended Parliament, apparently to allow Rajapaksa time to gather support among lawmakers. But Wickremesinghe insisted his firing was...
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  • Sri Lankan top court suspends decree dissolving Parliament

    29 days ago - By The Seattle Times

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has suspended a presidential decree dissolving Parliament and ruled that an earlier decree summoning lawmakers on Wednesday is valid. The court decided Tuesday that the decree issued last Friday by President Maithripala Sirisena to dissolve Parliament will be suspended until Dec. 7. On Oct. 26, Sirisena...
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