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There is a clash between democracy and dictatorship in Srilanka, Speaker refuses to recognise newly elected Prime minister

Colombo : Sri Lankan Speaker Karu Jayasuriya Monday slammed President Maithripala Sirisena’s “unconstitutional and undemocratic” actions to sack Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and suspend Parliament, saying he will not recognise Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new premier unless he wins a floor test.

The tough statement from Jayasuriya came after Sirisena announced on Sunday that parliament would reconvene on November 14, a week later than he had promised.

The Speaker said Sirisena had gone back on previous commitments to recall parliament on November 7.

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