COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka president dissolves Parliament, calls for election

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka president dissolves Parliament, calls for election

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka  — Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved Parliament and called for fresh elections amid a deepening political crisis.

An official notification signed by Sirisena announced the dissolution of Parliament effective midnight Friday. It said the names of candidates will be called before Nov. 26, and the election held on Jan. 5. The new Parliament is to be convened on Jan. 17.

Sri Lanka has been in a political crisis since Oct.

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