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Sri Lanka crisis: SC stays president's order to dissolve parliament


Devdiscourse News Desk colombo Last Updated at 13-11-2018 19:00:13 IST Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka crisis: SC stays president's order to dissolve parliament
  • Sirisena dissolved parliament on Friday night and called a general election for Jan. 5, two weeks after removing his coalition prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve parliament until next month in a further twist in the country's political crisis.

Sirisena dissolved parliament on Friday night and called a general election for Jan. 5, two weeks after removing his coalition prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The top court, hearing a bunch of petitions by supporters of Wickremesinghe, stayed the president's order on technical grounds, a Reuters reporter in court said.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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