One person was killed and several others wounded, as Sri Lanka’s political crisis took a violent turn.
Police have arrested a ministerial security guard, who opened fire on a crowd of presidential loyalists.
The US has called for parliament to be reconvened immediately.
But Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena is standing by his decision to sack the prime minister, alleging it was motivated by an assassination plot.
Al Jazeera’s Minelle Fernandez reports from Colombo.
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