US Pleads President of Sri Lanka “Immediately Reconvene Parliament”

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena get an invitation from the United States for urgently

re-assembling the parliament as the elected representatives can decide who will head their government in a democratic procedure while the political disorder inflamed the country due to a sudden suspension of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Political chaos has been inflamed in the island nation while the Sri Lankan President Mr Sirisena terminated Mr Wickremesinghe and appointed former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new Prime Minister and this decision triggered the political chaos in the country.

Next day, after sacking Mr Wickremesinghe who had alleged his termination as unconstitutional and illegal also suspended parliament and seeking an emergency session for proving the majority of opinion.

The President also took away the personal security of Mr Wickremesinghe and the facility of vehicles in order to provide them to his 72-year-old successor who is centralized for a significant political comeback.

The Representative of US State Department Heather Nauert said, “ We call on the President, in consultation with the Speaker, to immediately reconvene parliament and allow the democratically elected representative of the Sri Lankan people to fulfil their responsibility to affirm who will lead their government.”

Miss Nauert said in a statement, “We urge all sides to refrain from intimidation and violence”.

 

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres invited Sri Lankan Government to follow the democratic values along with the constitutional provisions and procedure and also to sustain the rule of law for ensuring the security and safety of all the Srilankans.

by Haimantee Ghosh on October 29, 2018

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