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Court rules against Sri Lanka president, impeachment edges closer

By: Sarwar Alam

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court opened the way for potential impeachment proceedings against the president on Thursday (13), ruling that he broke the law by dissolving parliament last month. The verdict is a major blow to Maithripala Sirisena, seven weeks into a  political crisis in the Indian Ocean island nation that has sparked alarm abroad and concern over its finances. The seven-judge bench unanimously agreed that Sirisena violated the constitution when he dissolved parliament last month and called a snap election nearly two years ahead of schedule. “I make order that the November 9 Gazette (decree) sacking parliament… has no force or…

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