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Political Crisis In Sri Lanka Escalates, As Supreme Court Overturns Presidential Order To Dissolve Parliament

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Ousted Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who was bitter after he was unceremoniously sacked has found hopes of return to power again.  According to media reports, in a landmark ruling the Supreme Court has dramatically overturned President Maithripala Sirisena’s controversial decision to dissolve Parliament and halted the preparations for snap polls on January 5.

According to media reports, with the apex court’s decision the political crisis in the island nation has only escalated. . This situation arose after President Sirisena fired his coalition Prime Minister Wickremesinghe on October 26 and installed former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new premier.

A three-member apex court bench, including country’s chief justice Nalin Perera, delivered its verdict after two days of deliberations on as many as 13 petitions against and five for Sirisena’s November 9 decision to dissolve Parliament.

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