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Sri Lanka Supreme Court Restores Parliament

Sri Lanka’s ousted prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaks during a media conference in Colombo on November 13. Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court on Tuesday (13) overruled president Maithripala Sirisena’s dissolution of parliament in a major boost to sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s fight to reclaim the post from an arch-rival. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

Sri Lanka’s supreme court on Tuesday (13) overruled president Maithripala Sirisena’s dissolution of parliament in a major boost to sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s fight to reclaim the post from an arch-rival. The heavily guarded court also halted preparations for a snap election in the latest twist in a power struggle that began when Sirisena dismissed Wickremesinghe on October 26 and replaced him with former strongman president Mahinda Rajapakse. The 225-member parliament could meet as early as Wednesday (14) to decide which of the duelling pair it backs. Amid mounting international concern, Wickremesinghe has refused to accept his sacking and…

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