President and UN Chief discuss political crisis

President Maithripala Sirisena says he spoke to UN Secretary General António Guterres last evening on the political crisis in the country.

Sirisena said that he assured the UN Secretary General the appointment of the new Prime Minister was done in keeping with the Constitution of Sri Lanka.

“I had a very successful telephone conversation with UN Secretary General H.E. António Guterres last evening. I assured him that the appointment of the new Prime Minister has been done in keeping with the Constitution of Sri Lanka,” the President said.

Meanwhile, the UN Secretary-General spokesperson’s office said that the Secretary-General informed the President that he was following the latest developments in Sri Lanka with concern and offered assistance in facilitating a dialogue with all the parties to resolve the situation.

He emphasized the Government’s responsibility to ensure peace, security and respect for the rule of law.

The Secretary-General urged the President to revert to Parliamentary procedures and allow the Parliament to vote as soon as possible.

He encouraged the Government to uphold its earlier commitments to human rights, justice and reconciliation, in line with Human Rights Council resolutions. (Colombo Gazette)

5 thoughts on “President and UN Chief discuss political crisis”

  1. RW, who lies to live a cushy life on others’ accounts, is vulnerable in this context because he is just a pone controlled by an invisible establishment, and you can’t expect any other thing from him.
    Shame for the country!

  2. This clearly shows that just one person’s statement, that is of the President as against most international powerful nations leaders, will not be recognized as the truth by UN Chief. He knows not once but many times Matihree has lied, including at UN Maithree . Remember he said he cannot wear his sarong and meet Mahinda!

  3. It was Mahinde Rajapaksha who first complained about our internal mattes to the UN and and Human Rights in1992-1993 against then UNP govt. and the President R.Premadase.

  4. Why should UN intervene in SL internal affairs ? Is it in response to the letter sent by UNP leader Ranil Wickremasinghe with copies to Western Envoys published in Lanka Web a few days ago ? It is a shame on Ranil W who has support of about 40% SL voters. A former PM ( Or a PM as he still claims) should not take such an action similar to that Tamil Diaspora has been trying get UN and Western Powers involved in SL affairs for last 35 years or so.

    1. It was Mahinde Rajapaksha who first complained about our internal mattes to the UN and and Human Rights in1992-1993 against then UNP govt. and the President R.Premadase.

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