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Sri Lanka prez dissolves parliament, clears way for fresh polls to be held on Jan 5

Sri Lanka s political crisis deepened Friday after its president Maithripala Sirisena dissolved parliament, paving the way for a general election to be held on January 5, nearly two years ahead of its time. Sirisena signed a gazette notification to dissolve the nation s parliament with effect from Friday midnight, in another surprise move that comes after two weeks of political and constitutional turmoil. According to the gazette notice, nominations to contest the snap election would be taken between November 19 and 26. The election will be held January 5 and the new parliament would be convened on January 17. Sirisena issued a gazette noticing that parliament stands dissolved some 21 months ahead of its schedule in August 2020, amid a worsening constitutional crisis triggered by the surprise sacking of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The dissolution comes hours after a close aide of the President said Sirisena had decided that there will be no snap elections or a national ...

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