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Minister: Majority Support and Parliament

minister: Supporters cheer Sri Lanka's sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe during an interaction at his official residence in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, according to Toronto Star. Sri Lanka's president has suspended parliament even as the prime minister he fired claimed he has majority support. Chaminda Gamage, a spokesman for the parliamentary speaker, confirmed that President Maithripala Sirisena had suspended parliament until Nov. 16. Eranga Jayawardena / The Associated Press 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. The suspension of parliament is expected to give Rajapaksa time to try to muster enough support to survive any no confidence vote. Sirisena sacked Wickremesinghe and his Cabinet on Friday and replaced him with former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa, creating what some observers said could be a constitutional crisis. ( As reported in the news.