Sri Lanka top court rules parliament dissolution as illegal in setback for president

Empty seats of parliament members, who back newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa are seen, as the ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and parties backing him attend the parliament session in Colombo, Sri Lanka November 29, 2018. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/Files

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court on Thursday ruled President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve parliament ahead of its term as illegal, in a setback for the embattled leader in his face off with an elected premier. Sirisena dissolved parliament on Nov. 9 and called a general election for Jan. 5 days after sacking […]

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