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UNP Deputy Leader and Hambantota District MP Sajith Premadasa leaving the Supreme Court premises yesterday evening.

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SC suspends dissolution

The Supreme Court yesterday issued an interim order suspending, till Dec. 07, President Maithripala Sirisena’s gazette notification dissolving Parliament and calling a general electioni and granted leave to proceed with all the fundamental rights violation petitions filed against the recent dissolution of Parliament.

At the outset Attorney General, Jayantha Jayasuriya President’s Counsel told the Supreme Court that Article 33/2/C of the Constitution empowered the President to exercise his executive powers, to prorogue, dissolve or summon Parliament and Article 70/1, explained the procedure he was bound to follow, in dissolving Parliament and fixing the dates for the nomination and the election.

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Ranil confident of proving majority in House

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Sampath Bank surpasses Rs.14 billion mark in Pre-Tax Profit

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Constitutional Provisions in the Current Context

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