Saturday, 1 December 2018

"Lankan President mulls cancelling gazette dissolving parliament ahead of court verdict" By Editor Newsin.asia

Colombo, November 30 (Reuters): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is considering dropping an attempt to dissolve parliament, sources close to the president said, The sources said the president may now rescind the order, effectively pre-empting a court ruling that they expect to overturn his decision anyway.
The country has been in a crisis since Sirisena replaced Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with Mahinda Rajapaksa last month, and then issued an order dissolving parliament and called for a general election.
Sri Lanka’s top court stayed the dissolution order pending a hearing on its constitutionality that starts on Tuesday, allowing parliament to resume meeting.
Rajapaksa, a former president, has lost two confidence votes in parliament but has refused to resign.

Lankan President mulls cancelling gazette dissolving parliament ahead of court verdict
“There is a possibility of withdrawing the gazette,” said a source in regular discussion with Sirisena, referring to the official announcement by which the president dissolved parliament. “I have no doubt that the Supreme Court would say that dissolution was wrong.”
But a spokesman for Sirisena, Dharmasri Ekanayake, said he was unaware of any such plans.

"Lankan President mulls cancelling gazette dissolving parliament ahead of court verdict" By Editor Newsin.asia

Colombo, November 30 (Reuters): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is considering dropping an attempt to dissolve parliament, sourc...