Sri Lanka’s ousted prime minister promised Monday to bring tens of thousands of supporters to the capital next week for a massive demonstration unless President Maithripala Sirisena reinstated him imminently.
President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday reiterated the importance of implementing capital punishment for convicted drug traffickers who carry out drug smuggling operations while in detention, considering the well-being of the country, nation and the future generation.
Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa says President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to request the Supreme Court to announce the verdict of the petitions against the gazette pertaining to the dissolution of Parliament without delay.
The Supreme Court has decided to consider the fundamental rights petitions filed by Ven. Dambara Amila Thera against Ranil Wickremesinghe being removed from premiership on the 7th of January, 2019 after it was taken up for hearing by the Supreme Court today.
A meeting between party leaders who are pledging support to the Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna and president Maithreepala Sirisena, has been scheduled for 10 this morning at the office of the presidential secretariat.
President Maithripala Sirisena said that he will honourably accept whatever ruling given by the Supreme Court on the petitions filed against the Gazette notification issued by him to dissolve Parliament and take future political actions according to it.