MR assures Germany will support moves to maintain peace

Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa assured Germany the main opposition will support moves to maintain the peace in Sri Lanka.

The Ambassador of Germany in Colombo Joern Rohde met Rajapaksa and discussed the situation in the country.

“We discussed the prevailing situation of the country. He expressed concern over incidents that have taken place last couple of weeks and stated that all stakeholders should work together to overcome the situation,” Rajapaksa said in a statement today.

Rajapaksa said that as an Opposition they have pledged full support to the Government in matters of national security to normalize the current situation in the country.

“We approached both the President and Prime Minister stating the same. We have also made several requests to the public, requesting them to remain calm and not resort to violence,” Rajapaksa said.

Meanwhile, the UNICEF representative of Sri Lanka, Tim Sutton also met Rajapaksa yesterday.

They discussed the current situation in Sri Lanka. The UNICEF representative requested that he encourage parents to send children to school in order to somewhat normalize the situation in the country.

Rajapaksa said that he had responded by informing him that he has already done so but the public seem to have lost faith in the Government and its conduct and therefore parents are not yet comfortable to send their children off to school. (Colombo Gazette)


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