Sri Lanka court stays dissolution, snap elections

Sri Lanka court stays dissolution, snap elections News: Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court (SC) stayed President Maithripala Sirisena’s dissolution of Parliament and restrained the Election Commission from preparing for snap elections. Important Facts: Background: President Sirisena’s on November 9 decided to dissolve Parliament after his party publicly admitted to lacking a majority in the House, heightening… Continue reading Sri Lanka court stays dissolution, snap elections

Sri Lanka political crisis: Parliament Speaker asks public servants not to execute President’s orders

Sri Lanka political crisis: Parliament Speaker asks public servants not to execute President’s orders News: Sri Lanka’s president Maithripala Sirisena has dissolved Parliament and called for elections on Jan. 5 in a bid to stave off a deepening political crisis over his dismissal of the prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe that opponents say is unconstitutional. Important… Continue reading Sri Lanka political crisis: Parliament Speaker asks public servants not to execute President’s orders