Sri Lanka's ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrives at a news conference in Colombo. His party has said it is ready for elections after the president dissolved parliament on Friday. Photo: Reuters

‘We’re ready for polls’: Sri Lanka opposition parties challenge president in court after sacking of parliament

  • The 225-seat parliament was dissolved at midnight Friday with a vote scheduled for January 5
  • President Maithripala Sirisen unexpectedly fired Wickremesinghe and tried to install former strongman president Mahinda Rajapaksa
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Sri Lanka's ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrives at a news conference in Colombo. His party has said it is ready for elections after the president dissolved parliament on Friday. Photo: Reuters
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