Sri Lanka Caught In Power Vacuum, Says Ousted Prime Minister

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Ousted Sri Lanka prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says he commands the majority in Parliament. (File)

Colombo:

Ousted Sri Lanka prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Monday that his controversial sacking has left the country in a power vacuum and demanded that parliament be allowed to end a standoff with the president.

"At the moment there is a vacuum, no one is in full charge of the country," Wickremesinghe told reporters at his official residence.

"That is why we want parliament summoned immediately to decide who enjoys the majority. I am still the prime minister who commands that majority."

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After sacking Wickremesinghe on Friday, President Maithripala Sirisena suspended parliament until November 16.

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