Sri Lanka's president sacks parliament: Official


Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena during a pre recorded address.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena during a pre recorded address. PHOTO: AFP

COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena Friday ordered the immediate dismissal of the parliament clearing the way for a snap election 10 months ahead of schedule, a government spokesman said.

"The President signed a gazette notification a short while ago dissolving parliament with effect from midnight today," the government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said.