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Sri Lankan president to seek legal advice on removing prime minister

Sri Lanka’s president Maithripala Sirisena has reassured the Joint Opposition that he will be seeking legal advice on removing Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe from office.

Mr Sirisena met with members of the Joint opposition at President’s House yesterday, as turmoil continues in Colombo over the future of the Sri Lankan government.

Joint opposition MP Kumara Welgama told reporters that Mr Sirisena that he “would consult the Attorney General and legal experts on the possibility of removing the Prime Minister”.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been under intense pressure to resign after former president Mahinda Rajapaksa swept local government elections last week. Speaking to reporters on Friday though, Mr Wickremesinghe remained defiant and pledged to continue until the end of his term.

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