EU welcomes resolution of Sri Lanka’s political crisis

ECONOMYNEXT – The European Union said it welcomes the resolution of Sri Lanka’s political crisis in accordance with the constitution after President Maithripala Sirisena reappointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister.

The crisis  was triggered when Sirisena sacked Wickremesinghe and replaced him with former president Mahinda Rajapaksa in October and subsequently dissolved parliament.

 “As steady friends of Sri Lanka, we welcome the peaceful and democratic resolution of the political crisis in accordance with the constitution,” the EU embassy in the island said in a statement in agreement with the EU Ambassadors and the Norwegian Ambassador resident in Colombo.

“We commend the resilience of Sri Lanka’s democratic institutions and will continue to support its efforts towards national reconciliation and prosperity for all.”
(Colombo/Dec17/2018)