The United States has urged Sri Lanka to follow the Constitutional process to determine its leadership.
US Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino said that Sri Lanka must urge all sides to uphold the law and to respect due process.
“The United States for now, we’re focused on the need for Sri Lanka to follow the necessary constitutional process to determine its leadership. So we – again, we call on the president in consultation with the speaker to reconvene parliament immediately and to allow the democratically elected representatives of the Sri Lankan people to fulfill their responsibility to affirm who will lead their government. And we urge all sides to uphold the law and to respect due process,” he said at the daily State Department press conference yesterday (Wednesday).
He also said that the Sri Lankan constitution includes provisions on changes in the Government and related authorities, and the implementation of those provisions is a matter for the elected representatives of the Sri Lankan people.
“It’s up to the parliament to decide who the prime minister is,” he said.
The Sri Lankan issue was also the focus of the State Department press conference on Tuesday. (Colombo Gazette)