US, UK raise concerns on dissolving Parliament in Sri Lanka

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The United States and the UK have raised concerns over the decision taken by President Maithripala Sirisena to dissolve Parliament.

The US State Department said that the US is deeply concerned by news the Sri Lanka Parliament will be dissolved, further deepening the political crisis.

“As a committed partner of Sri Lanka, we believe democratic institutions and processes need to be respected to ensure stability and prosperity,” the US State Department said.

The UK Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field said that he was concerned by news that Sri Lanka’s Parliament has been dissolved days before it was due to be reconvened.

“As a friend of Sri Lanka, the UK calls on all parties to uphold the constitution and respect democratic institutions and processes,” he said. (Colombo Gazette)

1 COMMENT

  1. US & UK, mind your business close to your administrations.
    We did not incvade countries not prorogues parliament on false information provided by out Intelligence Officials. You shameless Imperialists.
    Amount of people killed in Afganistan on a daily basis and said to be Terrorists, there should be no terrorism there by now.
    Beware, RETRIBUTION is on the way for your atrocities committed in Iraq, Libya & Syria. They will come to haunt. What type of Democracy & Human Rights were instilled in those countries.
    Do not interfere in to the Internal affairs of Sri Lanka. kEEP YOURS FILTHY PAWS OFF SRI LANKA

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