Sri Lanka heads for fifth major election in five years

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena (R) and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghea (L) Photo -S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Sri Lanka is holding its fifth major election in five years Thursday after the Supreme Court rejected attempts by President Chandrika Kumaratunga to extend her term by a year. Sri Lanka is holding its fifth major election in five years Thursday after the Supreme Court rejected attempts by President Chandrika Kumaratunga to extend her term by a year. Voters will elect Sri Lanka’s fifth head of state since this former British colony adopted a presidential system borrowing from the US and French constitutions in 1978.

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