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President Wickremesinghe: Place Nov and Sri Lanka

president wickremesinghe: Sri Lanka has been in crisis since Oct. 26, when President Maithripala Sirisena abruptly fired Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and appointed Rajapaksa, a former president, according to Vancouver Courier. Wickremesinghe has said he still has the support of a majority in Parliament.M.A. Sumanthiran, another lawmaker opposed to Rajapaksa, said Monday's motion was presented by a group of 122 lawmakers. The vote will take place Nov. 29. He said it is a token of what the powers the Parliament can exercise when the group claiming to be the government does not have the majority in Parliament and refuses to bow to a no vote. Both Rajapaksa and Sirisena have refused to accept the results of the no-confidence motions, saying proper procedures have not been followed. The latest motion was presented a day after a crucial meeting among political party leaders failed to reach a breakthrough to resolve the political crisis. ( As reported in the news.