UN youth envoy notes Sri Lanka’s fate being decided by “old men”

The United Nations youth envoy Jayathma Wickramanayake says a few “old men” behind closed doors are deciding Sri Lanka’s fate.

Wickramanayake, a Sri Lankan who was appointed to the post by the UN Secretary General, tweeted saying Asia’s oldest democracy is being tested.

“Constitution & Democratic institutions are challenged. Few old men behind closed doors are deciding the country’s fate,” she said after Parliament was dissolved.

She urged politicians in Sri Lanka to respect participatory democracy and be inclusive and transparent in resolving the crisis. (Colombo Gazette)


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