Hope SL’s stability will be ensured through due process: Japan

Hope SL’s stability will be ensured through due process: Japan

The Government of Japan hopes that the stability in Sri Lanka will continue to be ensured through due process in accordance with the law, Japanese Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Sunday.

In a statement, Press Secretary Takeshi Osuga said as a longtime friend of Sri Lanka, Japan is following with close attention and interest the recent developments in Sri Lanka, including the dissolution of the parliament.

President Maithripala Sirisena dismissed Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and appointed former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister on October 26.

In addition, President Sirisena announced on November 9 that the Parliament of Sri Lanka would be dissolved and the general election would be held on January 5 in 2019.