Sri Lankan SC declines to accept snap election and parliament dissolution; President faces a serious setback

The president of the Indian Ocean Island Country of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena, has faced a serious political setback, as the country’s top court has stayed the president’s decision to dissolve the parliament and call on a snap election.

There was an allegation that the decision to dissolve parliament was taken to protect the newly appointed Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, as the president was convinced that the man he appointed might to pass the floor test in the parliament after Mr Rajapaksa itself publically admitted that he did not have as much as supporters required to win the test in the parliament.

The ousted PM, Ranil Wickremesinghe, has welcomed the decision. Through his twitter handle, he has commended that the people of Sri Lanka has won.

Those supporting Mr Wickremesinghe have asserted that they have the numbers to win the floor test and they are ready to prove it at any moment.

With the International community as well as a large section of the local people criticising the president’s action, Mr Sirisena is in a very bad position.

There is no doubt that India and China are keenly observing the political developments of the Indian Ocean Island country. Any moment, this internal issue may be transformed into a disastrous regional power struggle. That must be avoided at any cost. Don’t you think so?


Vignesh. S. G

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