EU urges calm in Sri Lanka, respect for constitution

ECONOMYNEXT – The European Union  has urged all parties in Sri Lanka to respect the constitution and refrain from violence as the country was plunged into constitutional council after President Maithripala Sirisena appointed ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister and suspended parliament.

"We urge all parties to fully act in accordance with Sri Lanka’s constitution, to refrain from violence,to follow due institutional process, to respect the independence of institutions, and freedom of media," the Ambassadors for the EU, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania UK said in a joint statement.

They said they are closely following the events as they are unfolding in Sri Lanka.

The US has also urged calm and respect for the constitution. (Colombo/Oct27/2018)


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