January 5 new election, Jan 17 new … Parliament breaks Sri Lanka’s president



International Desk:

Suddenly Sri Lanka’s parliament has broken the country’s President Maithripala Sirisena In a decree issued on Friday, he announced in advance the election.
Sirisena said in the declaration that the order to break parliament from midnight will be effective. The new elections will be held on January 5 and the new parliament session will be held on January 17.
Earlier on Friday, Sirisena’s United People’s Freedom Party (UPFA) had said that the new Prime Minister, appointed by the President Mahinda Rajapakse, is not getting a majority in the parliament’s confidence vote. After that Sirisena announced to break parliament In late October, Sirisena dismissed the United Nations National Party (UNP) leader Ronil Bikramsinghe as the Prime Minister. Then he appointed former rival Mahinda Rajapakse as the Prime Minister.
However, Bikramsingh refused to step down after claiming his action illegal. The parliament speaker also said that the President’s move is not valid and Vikramasinghye is a legitimate prime minister The UNP was calling for a proof of who would be the Prime Minister by calling a parliament session immediately.


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