Day: November 10, 2018

Sri Lankan Tamil parties reject president’s call to support controversial new PM

Sri Lanka’s main Tamil parties have turned down a call from President Maithripala Sirisena to support his newly appointed prime minister in a likely floor test in parliament this month, the parties said on Friday.

Sri Lanka’s president dissolves parliament, deepening political crisis

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved parliament on Friday night and called a general election for Jan. 5 in a move that will likely deepen the country’s political crisis.