EU warns of political, economic crises over dissolution of parliament

EU warns of political, economic crises over dissolution of parliament

Releasing a statement, European Union (EU) Spokesperson warns that the sudden dissolution of the parliament would deepen the political and economic crisis in the country.

It says that the ‘the decision of President Sirisena to dissolve the Sri Lankan Parliament ahead of its planned reconvening risks undermining public confidence in the country’s democratic institutions and processes and further deepens the political and economic crisis in the country’.

Expressing concern, the Spokesperson pointed out that a fully functioning Parliament is an essential pillar of democracy.

EU stated that, as a longstanding supporter of a democratic Sri Lanka, they expect a swift and peaceful resolution of the current crisis, in line with the Sri Lankan Constitution.