Sri Lanka’s President to reconvene parliament on November 5

Newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has said Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena will reconvene parliament on November 5 as international pressure builds to resolve a political crisis.

Sirisena named Rajapaksa as prime minister after abruptly dismissing the government of Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The move will allow the 225-member House to choose between Rajapaksa and his opponent Wickremesinge, who was quick to react, saying “democracy will prevail”

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