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