"I am addressing you as the prime minister of Sri Lanka", Wickremesinghe told reporters at a nationally televised press conference. He said when the cabinet stands dissolved the prime minister will have to be either removed or resign himself. Sirisena was elected president largely through votes from Wickremesinghe's party.
Earlier Sirisensa's United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) had said it would quit the ruling coalition, capping months of rising tensions between the president's bloc and Wickremesinghe's centre-right United National Party (UNP).
Wickremesinghe's views were echoed by Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera, who in a tweet said: "This is an anti democratic coup".
He has said that he can be removed only by Parliament where his party enjoys a majority, and also vowed to seek legal action against what he condemned as an unconstitutional move against him.
Rights groups say tens of thousands of Tamil civilians were killed in the final stages of the campaign, but Rajapakse has refused to acknowledge any abuses in the civil war.
The legacy of the conflict has proved a divisive topic in parliament. One of them, Amal Prasanna, said the move was "totally unexpected" but that he was happy Rajapaksa had returned.
The Modi government has also been quite displeased with the way it has been dragged into the internal politics of the Sri Lankan cabinet over the past few weeks. Rajapaksa and his family are facing several cases of corruption and financial irregularities.
Worldwide rights groups have called for the prosecution of both the military and the Tigers, who were notorious for suicide bombings and enlisting child soldiers.
They identified themselves as Dheeraj Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Prashant Kumar and Vineet Kumar Gupta, claiming to be IB officers. This was with a view to check the reason why people had collected at the location.
Englewood Police say Chad Kelly , police say walked in and sat next to the mother of a 2-year-old boy belonging to Marco Torrez. He also was arrested after a bar fight in 2014, eventually pleading guilty to a misdemeanour charge of disorderly conduct.
You still have a chance. "So I have some moments when I get blocked still, but it's not that bad as I'm playing tennis". For Stephens, the biggest concern is adjusting to the unfamiliar round-robin format.
At the news conference, Cuomo disclosed that a device was sent to his Manhattan office and that it was being handled. Trump told a political rally in Wisconsin on Wednesday his government would conduct "an aggressive investigation".
Rodgers is missing a few first team players with Scott Brown , Tom Rogic, Youssouf Mulumbu and Leigh Griffiths all out injured. Celtic's Europa League hopes took another bruising in a 2-0 defeat by RB Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena.
He had previously appeared to accept Saudi assurances that "rogue killers" may have murdered Khashoggi. German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled that her country will not export weapons to Saudi Arabia.
When it was announced Kelly would be making the move to NBC's 9 a.m. slot, Tamron Hall announced she would be leaving the network. She apologized in a tearful message to viewers on Wednesday's episode of her show, as well as privately to her staff.
The update is also bringing UHD streaming to 4K Samsung Smart TVs with support coming to LG televisions in the future. Obviously this won't apply to every single movie (not everything is available in 4K) but when it's there, you're set.
Another source said that Kelly's show will be ending , but negotiations about the end date and other details are still underway. But NBC actually hyped their own controversy. " Late Night " host Seth Meyers and writer Amber Ruffin had a skit mocking her .
The central bank is trying to cool down the red-hot economy after Washington's debt-fueled tax cuts and spending surge. However, few if any see President Trump's comments as a genuine attemp to meddle in Fed policy.
Of course, this means you will be able to use the app as an interactive map ( which leaked recently ) without opening up the menu. Because the information would be on a different screen, you can play the game without a HUD for improved immersion.
Abrams was greeted by supporters who shouted, " Stacey Abrams our next Governor". He's said the race is a battle for the very "soul" of the state.
Kroger shooting leaves 2 people in their 60s dead in Kentucky
Police Chief Sam Rogers told reporters a suspect entered the store, encountered a man, fired multiple shots at him and left. It was not clear whether Zinninger's father was the armed bystander who Rogers said exchanged gunfire with the suspect.
Saudi Arabia Has No Plans to Repeat 1973 Oil Crisis
U.S. sanctions on Iran's oil sector start on Nov 4 and analysts believe anything up to 1.5 million bpd in supply could be at risk. In addition, the Saudi stock market has continued to incur "severe" losses for the second week in a raw.
Turkey widens search in Khashoggi case
Khashoggi, a Saudi national who was also a legal United States resident with a green card, had been living in Virginia. Turkish officials have released footage of a squad of Saudi men arriving in Istanbul the day Jamal Khashoggi vanished.
Winning ticket scoops $1.6bn US Mega Millions jackpot
The jackpot had been rolling since July 24, when a California office pool of 11 co-workers shared a $543 million prize. Virginia Lottery officials said as many as 12,700 tickets were being sold per minute at the sales peak in that state.
'Halloween' opening weekend breaks box office records
Rob Zombie then made a remake and a sequel and finally, we have 2018's Halloween in which - yes - Laurie's resurrected yet again. It captured first place at the box office with the second-highest horror opening of all time, behind last year's "It".