EU warns Sri Lanka on economic and political risks

ECONOMYNEXT – The European Union has warned that sacking of a parliament by President Maithripala deepens an economic and political crisis and undermines confidence in the country’s democratic institutions.

"The decision of President Sirisena to dissolve the Sri Lankan Parliament ahead of its planned reconvening risks undermining public confidence in the country’s democratic institutions and processes and further deepens the political and economic crisis in the country," an EU statement said.

"A fully functioning Parliament is an essential pillar of democracy.

"As a longstanding supporter of a democratic Sri Lanka, the European Union expects a swift and peaceful resolution of the current crisis, in line with the Sri Lankan Constitution."

 

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