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Why Sri Lanka Risks Return to Violence
Why Sri Lanka Risks Return to Violence

Sri Lanka is in the throes of a political crisis that’s threatening to bring violence back to the South Asian island nation. A bitter standoff was sparked in October when the president fired the prime minister, suspended parliament and attempted to install a controversial ex-president as premier. It marks a return of political upheaval to the country of 21 million…

Bloomberg - Dec 14 14:50 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Politics, History, SriLanka ]

Sri Lanka: president\'s dissolution of parliament illegal, top court rules
Sri Lanka: president's dissolution of parliament illegal, top court rules

Sri Lanka’s supreme court has rejected an attempt by the president to dismiss parliament and hold snap elections, extending a political crisis that has paralysed the island nation for more than six weeks. The court in Colombo ruled that Maithripala Sirisena’s order to dismiss parliament, issued on 9 November, was unconstitutional. The unanimous decision by…

Guardian - Dec 13 13:38 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Politics, History, SriLanka ]

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