On Friday, Sirisena dissolved Parliament again, hours after his United People's Freedom Alliance party admitted that it does not have the numbers to enable Rajapaksa to win a confidence vote. The legislator called Sirisena a tyrant.
Wickremesinghe said his sacking was unconstitutional as he still enjoyed a majority in Parliament and still occupies the official residence. He maintained his choice for prime minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, had a majority in Parliament.
Wickremesinghe's finance minister Mangala Samaraweera described the parliament sacking as a desperate move by Sirisena. Sirisena has also accused Wickremesinghe and another Cabinet member of plotting to assassinate him, a charge Wickremesinghe repeatedly denied. Former President Rajapaksa drifted close to Beijing during his 2005-2015 rule, while Wickramasinghe is considered closer to India and pro-Western.
"A desperate president without a majority, now resorts to more desperate measures by illegally dissolving parliament", Samaraweera said.
England win first Test against Sri Lanka
England laid traps and Sri Lanka's batsmen sometimes fell into them with such willingness, it was as if they were "school kids". England captain Joe Root (three) also had a deja vu moment when Herath dismissed him for the second time in the match.
Under worldwide pressure Sirisena had agreed three times to lift the suspension but changed his mind each time.
The UNP group comprising former MPs including Ravi Karunanayake, Ajith P. Perera, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Vajira Abeywardena, Gayantha Karunatilleke, Dr. Harsha de Silva and Rajitha Senaratne met the Election Commission members to lodge a protest over the dissolution of Parliament and calling for elections. "Sirisena has relegated the constitution to toilet paper".
Rajapaksa was hoping to return to helm of affairs in Colombo ahead of Presidential and Parliamentary polls and introduce populist policies.
In a situation that has developed into a full-blown political crisis for the South Asian island nation, Wickremesinghe has refused to leave his position since being expelled by Sirisena on October 26.
The U.S. State Department tweeted that it is deeply concerned by news that the Sri Lanka Parliament will be dissolved, "further deepening the political crisis".
What effect will this have on Sri Lanka's stability?
"This dissolution by the President is illegal and goes against the constitution". "We will be fighting this to ensure that democracy reigns supreme in the country".
Welbeck was available for sale in the summer, Arsenal had not offered him a new contract and likely are not planning to do so. The England worldwide was on the fringes of Emery's first-team squad so a contract extension is unlikely to be forthcoming.
At a protest in support of Mueller outside the White House, a crowd of several hundred protesters shouted anti-Trump slogans. On Thursday, two people close to Whitaker said he has no intention of taking himself off the Russian Federation case.
Acosta, who also had a testy exchange with Trump during the same news conference, came to Ryan's defense on Twitter . Because the White House briefing room isn't the appropriate place to deliver commentary in the form of questions.
On Wednesday, Trump fired the attorney general, Jeff Sessions , and named Whitaker as his replacement at the justice department . Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion with Russian Federation , and describes Mueller's investigation as a "witch hunt".
About 18 months ago, Don and Effie MacLeod heard "an bad argument" and what he believes was a gunshot from the Longs' property. Police at the scene of the California shooting in which 13 people died, including the gunman and a police officer.
Not only is Cam excelling in the pass game, he is also the team's second leading rusher with 342 yards and four touchdowns. But if it weren't for said pressure, the Steelers wouldn't have taken a 14-7 lead less than five minutes into the game.
Thousand Oaks , located 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles, is frequently named one of the safest cities in the country. Governor-elect Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency to provide assistance to the fire-hit areas.
Klopp admitted in Friday's pre-match press conference that he regrets making excuses when Liverpool have ground out scrappy wins. I'm really, really happy with Virgil'. "The coach has helped me a lot to improve and that's the most important thing".
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An AT&T worker sifts through a friend's burned vehicle during the Camp fire in Paradise , California, US on November 10, 2018. A group of deers walk through properties destroyed by the the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, US on November 9, 2018.
The police have also ruled out terrorism links. "I didn't know what was happening there was just so much chaos and screaming". Police shot the suspected attacker in the chest, leaving him in critical condition as he was taken to the hospital.
Strong All Blacks side to face England on Saturday
It was the ideal start for England , who scored in the first two minutes after the All Blacks fluffed their lines at the kick-off. All Blacks coach Steve Hansen wasn't coy about his feelings on the matter, saying after the match he felt it was the right call.
Meg Ryan Is Engaged to John Mellencamp
They became a couple as his marriage to Elaine Irwin was ending, although it hasn't been without problems. After initially dating from 2011 through 2014, the couple rekindled their relationship previous year .
Saudi king hosts Abu Dhabi crown prince amid Yemen offensive
Another nine loyalist fighters were reported killed by medics at a hospital in government-held Mokha, south of Hodeida . The US sees Saudi Arabia as a key ally, especially in terms of providing a counter to Iranian influence in the region.
Zaman, Afridi fire as Pakistan bounce back in NZ series
At the end of 20 overs, New Zealand were 82 for 4 and finding it extremely hard to score freely against the slow bowlers. Afridi bowled intelligently upfront when he had free scoring Colin Munro (13) caught at mid-off in his first over.
U.S. court halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline
The order came as a Canadian energy company prepared to assemble initial stages of the 1,200-mile long, cross-border project. Reacting to the news on Friday, President Donald Trump called the ruling a "political" decision that was a " disgrace ".
Google changes sex harassment policies after worker protests
Meredith Whittaker, one organizer of the protest and co-director of the AI Now Institute, congratulated everyone with a tweet. Google will also provide more details about sexual misconduct cases in internal reports available to all employees.
Trump administration moves forward with asylum restrictions
About 4,800 migrants are sheltered in a sports complex in Mexico City, some 600 miles (965 kilometers) from the USA border. Claims have spiked in recent years, and there is a backlog of more than 800,000 cases pending in immigration court.
Sports News, Chandler has impactful debut as Lakers win
Chandler is in his 18th season after entering the National Basketball Association draft out of high school in 2001. Jimmy Butler added 24 for the Timberwolves, who lost their fourth straight and remain winless on the road.