Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirirsena’s deadline to find a solution to the ongoing political crisis in the island nation has ended on Tuesday. Also Read - Karan Johar Writes Open Letter to 'Friend' Madhur Bhandarkar Over Netflix Show 'Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives', Says 'Our Title Was Distinct'
Sirisena on December 4 took to Twitter saying, “The current political crisis will not drag on beyond seven days. I have always taken decisions in the best interest of the country and the people”. However, as the deadline ends today, there seems no solution to the crisis anytime soon in the future. Also Read - 'Heartbreaking': Gay Boy Writes a Letter to Santa & Asks If God Loves Him, Leaves People in Tears
The political crisis in the island nation started in late October when Sirisena sacked Ranil Wickremesinghe from the post of Prime Minister and replaced him with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Also Read - Twitter Removes Sushil Modi's Tweet For Violating Rules, He Had Made Lalu Prasad's Alleged Mobile Number Public
Subsequently, Rajapaksa was also ousted after No-Confidence motion was passed against him in Parliament twice.
A Sri Lankan court had also passed an interim order against Rajapaksa which barred him from holding the Prime Minister office.
Last week, Sirisena also claimed that Rajapaksa had tried to bribe politicians in order to show a majority in the country’s Parliament.