Sri Lanka parties with majority asks parliament to meet: Ranil

ECONOMYNEXT – Parties representing 126 members has asked the Speaker to re-summon parliament which was suspended with consulting him to resolve a political crisis Ranil Wickremesinghe who is disputing a recent sacking as Prime Minster said.

"A majority of members of parliament has asked for re-summoning of parliament by the Speaker," Wickremesinghe told foreign correspondents in Colombo.

"No one can interfere with the parliament. We represent the will of the people."

Wickremesinghe said his United National Party with the broader United National Front, the Tamil National Alliance and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna had asked for parliament to be re-summoned.

President Maithripala Sirisena last Friday appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister, throwing the country into political turmoil and said the cabinet of ministers stood dissolved.

Mangala Samaraweera, who held the Finance portfolio at the time said any new cabinet was illegal unless the Prime Minister could prove his majority. (Colombo/Oct29/2018)

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