The president said the dissolution of the parliament will take effect at midnight, and a new parliament will be summoned to meet on January 17.
Sirisena signed an official notification dismissing the 225-member assembly well ahead of its August 2020 term expiry, state television reported.
Relations between Wickremesinghe and Sirisena became strained this year after their coalition was defeated in local elections by a Rajapaksa-backed party.
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And as a sweet end to her sweet gesture, Yahoo Lifestyle reported that Organo was promoted to Cabin Crew Evaluator on the flight. Since she posted her moving story and a photo on Facebook Wednesday, the post has been shared more than 29,000 times.
Wickremesinghe, however, claims he is still the legally appointed prime minister. Before signing the order, Sirisena inducted more ministers into the cabinet headed by Rajapakse.
Without specifying the exact figure of the lawmakers supporting Rajapaksa, United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella told reporters, "At the moment we have 105 to 106 MPs".
Asked who the UNP Prime Ministerial candidate will be at the election, Ajith Perera said that first the UNP and the public need to challenge the President's decision to dissolve Parliament and the next step will be to discuss the Prime Ministerial candidate of the UNP.
The leader of Pivithuru Hela Urumaya Udaya Gammanpila earlier in the day said the President can exercise power vested with him under article 33 (2) c of the constitution to dissolve the Parliament.
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House Democrats will have subpoena power and will be able to investigate every facet of Trump's presidency and business career. The U.S. and Saudi Arabia have always been key allies, and Trump made the country his first stop overseas as president.
Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena waves to supporters at a rally on November 5, 2018, in Colombo. Several legislators have said they were offered millions of dollars to switch allegiance and at least eight have already jumped to the president's side. However, on November 1, he lifted the suspension after coming under severe criticism.
The EU, in a joint statement with Norway and Switzerland, called for parliament to reconvene and hold an immediate vote.
"You have not let this country be plunged into the darkness of dictatorship". "We will be fighting this to ensure that democracy reigns supreme in the country".
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Yesterday, we learned that Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized after breaking three ribs in a fall in her office. It was then confirmed that she had broken her ribs. "Where can I donate a rib, or three?" tweeted one Ginsburg fan.
Cal Fire Director Ken Pimlott said a "very significant, risky weather pattern" would continue through the end of the weekend. NWS said wind guests of 50 to 70mph were expected to lash the mountains in Ventura County.
In the cave have been preserved and thousands of drawings later, created about 20 thousand years ago, which depict human figures. The cave is described as something like a prehistoric art gallery; it may have been reserved for just this artwork.
Nelson's campaign has hired Marc Elias, a Democratic lawyer who regularly works issues of voter's rights and election protection. If the margin of victory is equal or less than 0.5 percent, state law requires a machine to recount the votes.
She says Trump followed Clinton around the stage, stood too close to her and tried to diminish her presence. It was depleted, and I had to fix it. "What he did to the military made this country very unsafe".
You have to defend deep and well, defend crosses well because they are so strong and better than us at set-pieces. One thing the manager is pleased with is his team's willingness to fight until the end.
But it's a strained groin is basically the injury. "The MRI looked good in terms of not being too serious", Kerr said. Kerr has had the injury several times himself, and says the biggest thing to overcome is lateral movement.
Shark nets at Shelly Beach and four others on the north coast were removed in May after a almost five-month NSW government trial. On Monday, a shark killed a man in a harbor in the Whitsunday Islands, where two tourists were mauled in September.
But she is very nasty and she shouldn't be. "You have got to treat the White House and the office of the presidency with respect". The president then moved to address the next questioner, NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander, who defended Acosta.
HBO said it did not know the extent of the damage and expressed concern for "all those affected by these frightful fires". Over the years, Western Town has served as a backdrop on TV shows including Zane Grey Theater , Dr.
Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William however understood this and kept it in mind when talking to the staff. Meghan eventually wore a tiara with platinum and diamond which was designed by Queen Mary, the current queen's grandmother.
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Harvick was docked 40 points for the violation, and his win at Texas no longer automatically advances him to the Round of 8. Harvick won the 2014 Cup Series championship and went to Phoenix that season in a must-win situation to race for the title.
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But judge Jeremy Baker at London's High Court ruled there were not "substantial grounds" to believe she would leave the country. However, prosecutors appealed the decision, meaning she will remain in custody pending an appeal on November 8.
Man breaks into crocodile enclosure, gets bitten
Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park said a man broke into the property and then jumped into a pool full of crocodiles . Surveillance video shows the man, identified as Brandon Keith Hatfield, thrashing around in the water as he's attacked.
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In 2017-2018, there were 348 distributors including pharmacies, long-term care homes, physician offices and other agencies. Rockwell says in the videos that she keeps it simple for both groups: "You are due for your flu vaccine today".
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In a separate incident that remains unclear, in July he was kidnapped, pistol-whipped and robbed of jewelry in his Brooklyn home. Neighbors in the ritzy neighborhood who heard the shots and dialed 911 - prompting police, fire and an ambulance to respond.