The Agence France-Presse cited an unnamed minister as saying that "the election is likely to be held in early January" rather than the scheduled date in 2020.
On October 26, Sirisena abruptly sacked Wickremesinghe and replaced him with Mahinda Rajapaksa, after three-and-a-half years of an estranged relationship with him. Rajapaksa needed the support of minimum 113 parliamentarians in the 225-member House to prove his majority.
"The dissolution clearly indicates that Mr Sirisena has grossly misjudged and miscalculated the support that he might or could secure to demonstrate support in the Parliament", said Bharath Gopalaswamy, director the South Asia Center, affiliated with the US-based Atlantic Council.
Dayasiri Jayasekara, a cabinet minister, has expressed his support for Sirisena's decision to dissolve the legislature.
Wickremesinghe insisted his dismissal was illegal and unconstitutional and refused to vacate the official residence of the premier.
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Former Speaker V.J.M. Lokubandara when contacted by the Sunday Observer said that once Parliament is dissolved, there was nothing else to do than go for elections. Former President Rajapaksa drifted close to Beijing during his 2005-2015 rule, while Wickramasinghe is considered closer to India and pro-Western.
Later Sirisena agreed to reconvene parliament on november 14, but that will now not happen.
Sri Lanka's new prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and 44 former lawmakers have defected from the party led by President Maithripala Sirisena, splitting with the president barely two weeks after he installed Rajapaksa in office.
The United National Party (UNP), which holds the most seats in parliament, said the president had "kicked the constitution in the teeth" with his latest move. "Sirisena has relegated the constitution to toilet paper".
The EU said Friday, before the dissolution, that the crisis had scarred the Indian Ocean island's worldwide reputation. A spokeswoman for the European Union's foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said in a statement that the move "risks undermining public confidence in the country's democratic institutions and processes and further deepens the political and economic crisis in the country".
"We appeal to everyone to get together to safeguard democratic rights and the basic law of the country", he said adding they would take part in a broader alliance to fight the "injustice" at the election. The only other legal ways would be through a referendum, or with the consent of two thirds of lawmakers. He said the government must go to the people for confirmation on whether the president made the correct decision when he appointed him as prime minister. "We will be fighting this to ensure that Democracy reigns supreme in the country", the party said on Twitter.
The next Thursday Night Football game will take place at CenturyLink Field, as the Seattle Seahawks host the Green Bay Packers. The Jaguars beat Pittsburgh twice on the road last season, including a 45-42 upset in the divisional round of the playoffs.
In April this year, deputies were called to his house for a disturbance and found him "acting a little irrationally". Ms Teylor Whittler managed to escape the carnage unhurt. "So he knew what he was doing, and he also had ideal form".
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But, she said, she's concerned that Sessions' departure may be a sign that Mueller's investigation will be blocked. Mueller has tended to make major announcements over the Russian Federation probe on Fridays.
A 66th-minute goal by 20-year-old centre back Juan Foyth was enough to earn Spurs a ninth win in 12 league games this season. They are still unsure when their new stadium is going open, but Pochettino says fans should be patient and should be excited.
According to the Bloomberg report, iPhone X users had been complaining about touch issues online for months. These are included with 13-inch MacBook Pro models that were sold between June 2017 and June 2018.
Throughout her husband's life in politics, she fought to balance public and private needs, and to maintain her self-esteem. Ahead of the former first lady's much-anticipated memoir release , some juicy highlights surfaced in the media.
One source familiar with the recordings said that officials who heard them had been horrified by their contents. One of Prince Mohammed's top aides, Saud al-Qahtani, featured prominently in them throughout, sources said.
He said the fast-moving flames forced fire crews to shelter people at a Walgreens and other locations until flames passed through. Murphy says firefighters were able to stop the fire at the edge of the city, where evacuation orders remained in place.
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Sri Lanka captain, Dinesh Chandimal said:It was a really good wicket, our batting was below-par and if you displayed such kind of a batting, you can't stay in the game.
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