Legal challenge as Sri Lankan political turmoil deepens
Legal challenge as Sri Lankan political turmoil deepens
Sri Lanka LGBT rights activists protested the President
10 November, 2018, 19:04
President Sirisena has failed to persuade the parliament to support his ouster of his one-time ally Wickramasinghe.
Samaraweera said his party had supported Sirisena to come to power in January 2015, hoping he would be a benevolent leader like Nelson Mandela of South Africa, but that he had shown himself to be a "tyrant".
Ranil Wickremasinghe who was sacked as PM on Oct 26 but refused to step down is a also contender for Presidents post in the next polls and therefore Sirisena saw him as a friend turning rival. It added that a new legislature will meet on January 17, according to Al Jazeera.
A government minister speaking on condition of anonymity, said the official notification dissolving parliament took effect from midnight Friday.
The Agence France-Presse cited an unnamed minister as saying that "the election is likely to be held in early January" rather than the scheduled date in 2020.
The move comes after an intense power struggle in the past two weeks which followed Sirisena's sudden sacking of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the appointment of former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, a pro-China strongman, in his place.
President Maithripala Sirisena signed a decree dismissing the island's 225-member assembly and scheduled parliamentary elections for January 5, almost two years ahead of schedule.
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As protests rocked the streets of the capital Colombo, however, the United National Party voiced its indignation on social media, saying it "is illegal and goes against the constitution".
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