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Sri Lankan president Sirisena suspends Parliament as political turmoil deepens; Wickremesinghe insists he is still PM
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Sri Lankan president Sirisena suspends Parliament as political turmoil deepens; Wickremesinghe insists he is still PM

Police cancelled all leave as tensions heightened in Colombo a day after the president's dismissal of rival Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was replaced by controversial former strongman leader Mahinda Rajapakse.

Sacked Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe seeks emergency session of Parliament to prove his majority
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Sacked Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe seeks emergency session of Parliament to prove his majority

Wickremesinghe, who has been asserting that the swearing in of Rajapaksa in his place is "illegal and unconstitutional", wants the issue to be settled in parliament with a show of numbers.