COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka’s crisis deepens as president suspends Parliament

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka’s crisis deepens as president suspends Parliament

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka’s president suspended Parliament even as the prime minister he fired the previous day claimed he has majority support, adding to a growing political crisis in the South Asian island nation.

Chaminda Gamage, a spokesman for the parliamentary speaker, confirmed that President Maithripala Sirisena had suspended Parliament until Nov. 16. He made the move while ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was holding a news conference Saturday in which he asserted that he could prove his majority support in the chamber.

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