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Sri Lanka president usurped powers of MPs

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Sri Lanka’s parliamentary Speaker Sunday accused President Maithripala Sirisena of “usurping” the rights of legislators and asked public servants not to carry out his “illegal orders”. Karu Jayasuriya in a hard-hitting statement said Sirisena’s actions since October 26 to sack Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and dissolve parliament undermined the freedoms of the people. “I have […] …

Sri Lanka restricts car imports as currency crashes

Sri Lanka announced a raft of restrictions Saturday in a bid to slow down imports of cars and luxury goods as the country faces a foreign exchange shortage. The finance ministry banned the import of vehicles for all state institutions for one year and said public servants will not be allowed to import cars at […] …