Sri Lanka’s President Suspends Parliament, Deepening Crisis

The Presidential Secretariat’s headquarters, Sri Lanka. Credit: James Mason-Hudson

(From AP News)

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 South Asian island nation. . . .

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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