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Supreme Court concludes Sirisena's term is only 5 years

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has concluded the president, Maithripala Sirisena can only serve five years in office. 

The decision, made by a bench of five judges - Chief Justice Priyasath Dep, Eva Wanasundare, Buvaneka Aluvihare, Sisira de Abrew and K. Chitrasiri, conveyed its ruling to the Presidential Secretariat on Sunday, the Daily Mirror reports. 

The Court was asked for its opinion on the length of his term by the president himself. The Attorney General had argued that as he came to power before the passing of the 19th Amendment which limits the president's term to five years, he should be allowed to extend his term to six years.