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* Sri Lanka Buddhist monks march demanding the parliament to be reconvened soon
Tue, Nov 6, 2018, 07:58 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Maha Sangha today convened to demand the President Maithripala Sirisena to reconvene the parliament soon to end the political crisis that has engulfed the island nation for the past two weeks since the abrupt dismissal of the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on 26th October by the President.

A large group of Buddhist monks gathered near the Buddha statue at Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo and walked to the New Town Hall to hold a rally to demand "Reconvene parliament and honor democracy".

Prior to attending the convention at the Town Hall, the Maha Sangha came to Temple Trees and blessed the UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The Maha Sangha, who chanted Seth Pirith, invoked blessings on Ranil Wickremesinghe and proceeded to Colombo New Town Hall where the summit was to be held.

Sri Lankan President prorogued the parliament on 27 October until 16 November. Amid pressure from political parties, civil societies and international community including the UN and Commonwealth, the President prolonging the political crisis announced that the parliament will be reconvened on the 14th, only two days earlier than the scheduled date.

President Sirisena's move to prorogue the parliament is viewed as an effort to lure crossovers from opposition to support the new Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in parliament.

 

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