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Sirisena announces reconvening of Parliament on Nov 14

Press Trust of India  |  Colombo 

on Sunday announced reconvening of Parliament on November 14, which he had suspended two days after sacking and replacing him with former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksha.

According to a gazette notification, issued by his on Sunday evening, the assembly would be recalled on November 14.

In a dramatic turn of events last month, Rajapaksha became the new of the island nation after Sirisena sacked premier Wickremesinghe who termed the move as "unconstitutional" and vowed to prove his majority in Parliament.

The sudden development came amid growing tensions between Sirisena and Wickremesinghe on several policy matters and the has been critical of the and his policies, especially on economy and security.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, November 04 2018. 22:20 IST
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