Minister for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field said he was concerned by ongoing political developments in Sri Lanka and was following this fast-moving situation closely.
“Once again, I call upon all parties to uphold the constitution and due political and legal process,” he said.
“I urge President Sirisena, in consultation with the Speaker, to reconvene the parliament immediately in order to give the democratically elected representatives of the Sri Lankan people their voice at this time,” he said.
He said the UK, as a friend of Sri Lanka, remained committed to working with international partners and alongside the Sri Lankan government and people to support democracy, human rights, and reconciliation.
Comments - 7
ConcernedCitizen Tuesday, 30 October 2018 08:47 PM
One PM recognised internationally and rejected at home. One partially accepted at home but rejected internationally. This is a mess.
Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 31 October 2018 10:09 AM
The PM is not rejected at home. He was illegally removed from office, which is supported only by a mostly criminal minority
ali Tuesday, 30 October 2018 08:48 PM
Is the President playing the violin while the country is burning??
Mm Tuesday, 30 October 2018 09:19 PM
Life goes on for us normal people and we have to work to earn a living. Let them do what they want. Ranil is like a cry baby running to outsiders
Ahmed Wednesday, 31 October 2018 09:47 AM
why do they care so much ? sri lanka is a sovereign nation. they should understand colonialism is over.
senna Thursday, 01 November 2018 01:32 PM
They are all worried that their lapdog got booted out.
Lokka Wednesday, 31 October 2018 09:59 AM
At the drop o a hat these Western countries panic over others affairs.
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