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Early polls vs President's impeachment: How to solve the Sri Lanka crisis

In a letter to President Sirisena, speaker Karu Jayasuriya indicated that he believed that Wickremesinghe still has the confidence of parliament

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Sri Lanka Crisis  |  Maithripala Sirisena  |  Sri Lanka

Y Jayakody | The Wire 



Maithripala Sirisena
Maithripala Sirisena

On Friday October 26, the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) announced it was withdrawing from Sri Lanka’s National Unity government. Later in the evening, President purported to appoint as prime minister. At the time, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had not yet ceased to hold office through one of the constitutionally stipulated means. Questions surrounding the constitutionality and legality of the decision to remove Wickremesinghe and appoint Rajapaksa have plunged into an unprecedented constitutional crisis.

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First Published: Tue, October 30 2018. 11:44 IST

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