The Ambassadors of the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, the High Commissioner of the United Kingdom, as well as the Ambassadors of Norway and Switzerland have made it clear that Parliament should be allowed to demonstrate its confidence by voting immediately when reconvened.
Issuing a statement, the European Union said it takes note of the summoning of Parliament on November 14 as indicated in the Gazette by President Maithripala Sirisena.
“We consider it essential that Parliament be allowed to demonstrate its confidence by voting immediately when reconvened, in order to resolve the serious uncertainties currently facing the country, ” the statement added.
“Any further delay could damage Sri Lanka’s international reputation and deter investors. Respect by all stakeholders for the provisions of the constitution will be important to maintain the confidence of the Sri Lankan people in democratic governance and the rule of law, ” it further said.