COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka’s president suspends parliament, deepening crisis

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka’s president suspends parliament, deepening crisis

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

Chaminda Gamage, a spokesman for the parliamentary speaker, confirmed that President Maithripala Sirisena had suspended parliament until Nov. 16.

The suspension came while ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was holding a news conference in which he asserted that he could prove his majority support in parliament.

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