Sri Lanka President Summons Parliament after PM Turmoil

President Maithripala Sirisena. Credit: Prime Minister’s Office, Government of India

(From AP News)

Sri Lanka’s president has summoned Parliament to meet next week as pressure grows for him to resolve the turmoil set off when he sacked the Cabinet last week, his chosen prime minister said Thursday.

President Maithripala Sirisena made the decision a day after meeting with Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, who previously warned of possible violence if lawmakers were not summoned immediately.

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