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Sri Lanka's ousted PM's party to challenge Parliament's dissolution

IANS  |  Colombo 

Sri Lanka's ousted Ranil Wickremesinghe's party, the (UNP), said on Saturday it would file a case in the against the early dissolution of Parliament by

UNP told journalists that the party would early next week file a challenge in the Supreme Court, calling the President's decision to dissolve Parliament "illegal", reported.

A group of UNP legislators on Saturday met and discussed the dissolution of Parliament and urged him to take steps to "save democracy".

Meanwhile, the main opposition and the will also be filing cases in the against the dissolution of Parliament on Monday, their party spokespersons said.

Sirisena late on Friday signed a special gazette notification dissolving Parliament and declaring January 5 as the date for a snap

The said Parliament would stand dissolved from Saturday 12 a.m. and nominations for the would be called from November 19-26.

Sirisena's move to dissolve Parliament came one and a half years ahead of the scheduled parliamentary polls.

has been facing political turmoil since October 26 when the sacked Wickremesinghe and appointed former President to the post.



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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 19:30 IST