UN Chief concerned over President’s decision

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said he was was concerned over President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve Parliament and hold elections.

Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General said Guterres learned with concern of President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve Sri Lanka’s Parliament and move to new parliamentary elections on 5 January 2019.

“The Secretary-General underlines the utmost importance of respecting democratic processes and institutions and resolving differences in accordance with the rule of law and due process.” he said.

Guterres renewed his call on the Government to ensure peace and safety for all Sri Lankans and uphold its commitments to human rights, justice and reconciliation. (Colombo Gazette)

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