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Petitions filed in support of dissolving Parliament

Five petitions were filed in the Supreme Court today in support of President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve Parliament.

Professor G.L. Peiris, Ministers Udaya Gammanpila and  Vasudewa Nanayakkara and two others filed the petitions in court.

Meanwhile, Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya informed the Supreme Court today that President Maithripala Sirisena has the right, under the Constitution, to dissolve Parliament.

The AG said that the President had used the Executive Powers vested on him in the Constitution.