Delaying Sri Lanka parliament vote could deter investors, EU warns
ECONOMYNEXT – Delaying a parliament vote on a new Sri Lankan government could damage the island’s reputation and deter investors, the European Union has said.
“We consider it essential that Parliament be allowed to demonstrate its confidence by voting immediately when reconvened, in order to resolve the serious uncertainties currently facing the country,” a statement said.
“Any further delay could damage Sri Lanka’s international reputation and deter investors,” said the statement by the Delegation of the European Union issued in agreement with EU Heads of Mission and ambassadors of Norway and Switzerland resident in Colombo.
“ Respect by all stakeholders for the provisions of the constitution will be important to maintain the confidence of the Sri Lankan people in democratic governance and the rule of law,” they said.