Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena called on key talks on Sunday with political leaders in an attempt to end a…
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena called on key talks on Sunday with political leaders in an attempt to end a power struggle with the prime minister as he fought last month.
The nation has been paralyzed since October 26 when Sirisena deposed Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister and replaced him with a former rival Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Mr. Wickremesinghe insists he is still the prime minister while Parliament voted twice last week to reject Rajapaksa
“President Sirisena will arrange a meeting with representatives of political parties in parliament today” said his office in A statement .
“The President has called this meeting to end the current political unrest and conflict situation and to allow Parliament’s normal function.”
Brawling broke out in parliament with Rajapaksa loyalists who smashed furniture and beat chili powder and projectiles at rivals in an attempt to disturb a confederation movement against the disputed prime minister.
After the second vote against Rajapaksa on Friday, Wickremesinghe demanded that his government be restored, but there has been no response from Sir Sirena yet.
Mr. Wickremesinghe has said that Sri Lanka needs “stability” and that he was ready to work with Sirisena despite the personality dispute that triggered the constitutional crisis.
After dismissing Mr. Wickremesinghe on October 26, Sirisena Sirisena dissolved the parliament on November 9th but the Supreme Court interrupted its action and resumed Parliament pending a complete hearing on the legality of its actions.
Sri Lanka had two appeals to the Prime Minister’s post for 1
9 days, but on Thursday Parliament President Karu Jayasuriya held that he would not acknowledge anyone as prime minister. Officially, Sri Lanka is no longer a government.
Legislators say that with the administration of a stagnant key sectors of tourism take a serious abuse.
Both sides have also been warned that an elongation can lead to anxiety.