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SL President Sirisena to reconvene parliament on Nov.5: Rajapaksa

Wickremesinghe has said his removal is unconstitutional and has demanded he be allowed to prove his parliamentary majority.


Devdiscourse News Desk Sri Lanka
Updated: 01-11-2018 11:24 IST
SL President Sirisena to reconvene parliament on Nov.5: Rajapaksa

Sirisena named the pro-China Rajapaksa as prime minister on Friday after abruptly dismissing the government of Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena will reconvene parliament on Nov. 5, newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Thursday, as international pressure builds to resolve a political crisis.

Sirisena named the pro-China Rajapaksa as prime minister on Friday after abruptly dismissing the government of Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Wickremesinghe has said his removal is unconstitutional and has demanded he be allowed to prove his parliamentary majority.

"President has decided to reconvene the parliament on 5th," Rajapaksa said addressing a meeting at the prime minister's office.

Sirisena had earlier prorogued the parliament till Nov. 16 but political parties and foreign powers urged an earlier session to resolve the crisis.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : Sri Lanka

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