EU urges Sri Lanka to refrain from violence, ensure media freedom

The European Union (EU) has urged Sri Lanka to refrain from violence and ensure media freedom in the country.

In a joint statement, the Ambassador of the European Union as well as the Ambassadors of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania and the UK High Commissioner said they are closely following the events as they are unfolding in Sri Lanka.

“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 joint statement said.

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