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TN leaders condemn Sri Lankan parliament's dissolution

IANS  |  Chennai 

political leaders on Saturday condemned the dissolution of by and urged the Centre to take necessary steps for the protection of Tamils in the island nation.

In a statement issued here, M.said Sirisena's action was "murder of democracy".

"The instead of watching this silently should condemn the action and also take necessary steps to protect the Eelam Tamils," Stalin said.

said cannot remain quiet over the developments in as it impacts the former's security and also the welfare of Tamils there.

Ramadoss said the Sri Lankan elections will not be held in an honest manner.

On Friday night, announced that parliament would stand dissolved from Saturday 12 a.m. and nominations for the slated for January 5, 2019, would be called from November 19 to 26.

He set January 17 as the date for the new parliament to convene.

The move comes after the sacked and appointed former president to the post on October 26.

made the move after his quit the which it had formed with Wickremesinghe's

Rajapakse has welcomed the President's decision to dissolve parliament, saying a "will truly establish the will of the people and make way for a stable country".



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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 17:02 IST