Sri Lanka’s top court has ruled that the president’s dissolution of parliament last month was unconstitutional, as a political crisis continues to grip the nation.
President Maithripala Sirisena dismissed his prime minister and replaced him with former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa in late October.
When that decision was contested, he dissolved parliament.
The ruling could see sacked PM Ranil Wickremesinghe return to office.
The legislature – which has been sitting after a temporary ruling from the Supreme Court – has already passed two no-confidence motions against Mr Rajapaksa. Read more