Now EU urges Prez to reconvene Parliament

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A day after the US called on President Maithripala Sirisena to immediately reconvene Parliament, the European Union (EU) said the President should allow the immediate reconvening of Parliament.

This was expressed by Maja Kocijančič, Spokesperson of the EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Division.

In a statement on Monday, she said the sudden deterioration of the situation in Sri Lanka over the weekend puts the country at risk of instability and unrest.

She said, along with other key international partners of Sri Lanka, EU Ambassador met on Monday with President Maithripala Sirisena to express EU’s expectation that a solution respectful of Sri Lanka's constitution would be found quickly.

“To this end, it is important that the President allows the immediate reconvening of the Parliament so that the elected representatives of the Sri Lankan people can fulfil their duties. In the current context of tensions and uncertainties, it is of utmost importance that violence and provocation are avoided and that law enforcement agencies act with restraint. The EU expects Sri Lanka to pursue its positive path towards reconciliation and democracy for the full benefit of the Sri Lankan people,” she said.

  Comments - 33

  • Lokusalli Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:17 PM

    The EU cannot keep their own house in order , The EU is falling apart ,so they're happy to watch other people's problems

    robinson Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:53 PM

    Very true. They should mind their own business

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 31 October 2018 09:59 AM

    Robinson - if EU wants to mind their business our garment industry will be shambles and the only job for our women will be prostitution. Which three wheel junction are u working?

    bill Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:18 PM

    Looks like the Presidents explanation to the diplomatic community last night had fallen to deaf ears.

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:20 PM

    Since receiving independence, the southern monkeys have slowly and surely destroyed the fabric of this nation. It is not a wonder the Jaffna Tamils who are a disciplined society asked for separation from these maniacs. Today, this country is highly indebted to China and has become a prostitute to the beck and call of all powerful nations in the world... all due to absolute incompetence unprofessionalism

    dave Tuesday, 30 October 2018 07:15 PM

    "jaffna Tamils are disciplined ", did you come from other other planet presently ? or woke up from a long sleep?

    Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 31 October 2018 10:29 AM

    I would have said the same thing more diplomatically, but probably most people only understand your direct language.

    saman Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:22 PM

    EU can play the music. Unfortunately, the dancer has now been deposed of!

    idi Tuesday, 30 October 2018 06:18 PM

    Very soon we could see who is going to do the dancing. It would be poor citizens like us who would be dancing when the sanctions starts appearing.

    rohantha Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:28 PM

    So it seems no effect on President;s explanation or justification.

    rohantha Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:29 PM

    Next will be No GPS

    SENA Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:43 PM

    GPS OR GSP both seems correct to me

    Foo Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:55 PM

    Oh, the bargaining chip. Economy didn’t do any better even after RW got it back. So it doesn’t matter if we lose it again.

    Sri Lankan Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:32 PM

    Why can't the EU and the US mind their own business.They have done much worse atrocities and are in no position to order other countries.

    vithura Tuesday, 30 October 2018 06:09 PM

    Suggest you reflect on why MS had to hurriedly explain his position to the diplomats.

    id Tuesday, 30 October 2018 06:25 PM

    Right or wrong It does not happen that way. Also, whether they are involved or not we must realise that the country is heading for chaos if the Prez does not reconvene the parliament now.

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 31 October 2018 10:04 AM

    If so why did Sirisena call all Ambassadors like a punk and trying to give an explanation to what he did. If he so brave hero, no need to call them. So he is a ponnaya like you, talking one thing and doing another.

    Graham Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:32 PM

    We cannot dance to your tune

    Raj Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:44 PM

    You do know this that most of the tourists in Sri Lanka is from EU right

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 31 October 2018 10:06 AM

    Brave fellow... only big talk like the three wheel fellow in the junction who scolds anything Indian but does not have the balls to give up his Indian made 3-wheeler.

    jayk Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:55 PM

    As per above comments that no western countries should intervene or pass their comments about the current crisis of SL.If so SL leaders should behave in a manner that other countries learn something good. but what have you guys done....?????

    karthik Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:57 PM

    No pint in telling the President. This should be told to MR and our Prfessor GL.

    ConcernedCitizen Tuesday, 30 October 2018 06:06 PM

    This time we will get GSP - × ÷. Everything.

    vithura Tuesday, 30 October 2018 06:07 PM

    Now MS has become the untouchable among democratic nations by following an ill advised anti democratic move. He should now do the decent thing and get the parliament reconvened. If MR loses the vote the question gets settled but the position of MS as the president then becomes untenable and he may decide to quit.

    666 Tuesday, 30 October 2018 06:33 PM

    There is no point shouting at other nations. The solution is entirely in our hands. It is not rocket science. Re convene the parliament now and let them thrash it out there. If MR is having the majority he can carry on. Why are we delaying a simple solution like that at the expense of pulling the nation towards anarchy? What is more important ? our affiliations to the politicians or the country??

    dave Tuesday, 30 October 2018 07:18 PM

    At the current situation, better to close the Parliament for ever so that those 225 thieves would not come out

    Buddhist Tuesday, 30 October 2018 06:35 PM

    GSP Plus that was obtained back after a big struggle by Ranil is now going... going... .gone!

    Harini Tuesday, 30 October 2018 06:37 PM

    Looks like all the invisible hands that led to the Unity Government's are suddenly coming to the fore desperate that their economic investments and deal-making may be exposed soon. Oh dear! Europe is fast turning populist and xenophobic and they have the audacity to preach to us! Put your own house in order first. The Unity government puts the foreign media, every other country and international institutions and their demands before the proletariat of Sri Lanka. We the people have had enough of their brand of rubbish. The parliamentary majority no longer represents the people of the country don't forget.

    Nimo Tuesday, 30 October 2018 06:39 PM

    All the pundits comments are laughable.only big talk.You have to listen to them as we are beggars. Always asking for money and favors. Then you can tell them mind there own business.Beggers can’t be choosers.First work to find employment for our people. Stop your brothers and sisters going to the Midfle East as labors and house maids. Then you can talk big.

    dave Tuesday, 30 October 2018 07:20 PM

    Middle East is not in the Europe. Those sisters and brothers you talked about bring the highest foreign currency to this country. They do better than you

    Dave Tuesday, 30 October 2018 07:13 PM

    Is Sri Lanka a member of EU? what is their business here?

    Don Tuesday, 30 October 2018 08:46 PM

    EU Commission is unaware that he is deaf !!

    MP Wednesday, 31 October 2018 10:06 AM

    Present government is NOT ready to dance to your tunes,

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