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Trump administration announces end to sanctions exemptions for countries still importing Iranian oil. China, India, among others, to be impacted.
The Sri Lankan government has used Human Rights Council resolutions to deflect international pressure and deceive the global community.
With both India and Sri Lanka gearing up for general elections, cautious optimism should be the keyword in diplomacy.
President Sirisena had earlier fired Wickremesinghe on 26 October replacing him with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Rajapaksa – alleged war criminal & autocrat – isn’t backing out from his claim to be Sri Lanka's prime minister.
Last month, President Sirisena sacked PM Ranil Wickremesinghe and suspended the Parliament plunging the island nation into a crisis.
A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court delivered the ruling after 2 days of deliberations on as many as 13 petitions against Sirisena's decision.
On Monday, Wickremesinghe’s United National Party and the opposition Tamil National Alliance filed formal petitions in the Supreme Court challenging President Sirisena's decision.
President Sirisena's close aide Piyadasa quashed rumours that Sirisena may opt for a snap poll with a dissolution of parliament to end the political crisis in Sri Lanka.
UK top lawyers and business leaders ask PM May for another vote on Brexit, and Sri Lanka's President reconvenes Parliament for trust vote.
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