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UPDATE 1-Maithripala Sirisena signs notification to dissolve parliament


Devdiscourse News Desk Last Updated at 09-11-2018 22:44:18 IST Sri Lanka
UPDATE 1-Maithripala Sirisena signs notification to dissolve parliament
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Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena signed a gazette notification to dissolve the nation's parliament with effect from Friday midnight, two sources told Reuters, in a move that will likely worsen a political crisis.

It will mean that new parliamentary elections can be held in January-February, one of the sources, a close ally of the president, told Reuters.

The dissolution comes after an intense power struggle in the past two weeks. That followed Sirisena's sudden sacking of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the appointment of former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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