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US urges President to reconvene parliament immediately

2018-11-07 22:37:00
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The United States today urged President Maithripala Sirisena to reconvene parliament immediately to resolve the political crisis. 

In a tweet, Spokesperson for the US State Department Heather Nauert said further delay compounds uncertainty in Sri Lanka and undermines its international reputation and the aspirations of its people for good governance, stability and prosperity.


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  • Ronnie Wednesday, 7 November 2018 22:51

    For the last few years these jackasses have been screaming about “russian interferences” in their politics... now they are interfering in ours... go to hell!

    Reply : 45       42

    Madawa Wednesday, 7 November 2018 22:53

    Please keep in mind Sri Lanka is not a colony of America. Please mind on your business, we can resolve our own issues.

    Reply : 46       35

    Wimal Wednesday, 7 November 2018 23:05

    Our Wimal sahadaraya and Professor GL knows the values of democracy more than US. If China makes a request we will fall in line otherwise it will be our "Interanl Matter"

    Reply : 29       21

    Ron Wednesday, 7 November 2018 23:14

    Why should we take orders from such an evil nation that has brought nothing but death and destruction to so many third world countries especially in the middle east? All they did for the past two years is scream about russia interfering in their politics and now they are interfering in ours.

    Reply : 16       29

    GH Wednesday, 7 November 2018 23:21

    Sri Lanka's affairs is non of your business, so look into the home affairs where your trumpet lost confident of the general public in a senate election few days ago.

    Reply : 10       31

    Mary Wednesday, 7 November 2018 23:28

    After today's resounding drubbing the US gov has enough on its plate to care for.

    Reply : 7       26

    vithura Wednesday, 7 November 2018 23:29

    Only the civilised understand civilised language, that is the nature of this world!

    Reply : 12       20

    Gilbert Wednesday, 7 November 2018 23:31

    Unsolicited advice from a country with a history of 250 years to a country with a 2500-year documented history.

    Reply : 18       24

    Gamini Thursday, 8 November 2018 10:06

    Just imagine who are those who voted against this comment ? Christians.

    Reply : 9       9

    Keeraipidi Thursday, 8 November 2018 10:15

    Documented?In which language? In Sinhalese?2500 years gone and SL is still the same.SL is again proving to be the most wise folks ever.Congratulations!

    Reply : 6       8

    Mandy Wednesday, 7 November 2018 23:33

    Irrespective of who said it, the statement rings true.

    Reply : 16       17

    Countryman Thursday, 8 November 2018 00:06

    Not sure if the president understands words, "international reputation and the aspirations of its people for good governance, stability, and prosperity"

    Reply : 13       17

    Tamil Thursday, 8 November 2018 00:18

    We do not want interference from the West. We admit we are facing a new crisis but allow us to evolve on our own so that when these problems are over,we would have learnt a lot about ourselves and be able to cherish the fact that “we did it our way, on our own,without outside input”.

    Reply : 12       26

    Jaliya Thursday, 8 November 2018 10:09

    Mr Tamil, Let the West intervene because they have the brains,not the Buddhists or the Hindus.

    Reply : 11       15

    Dillan Thursday, 8 November 2018 00:39

    Tell in shinhala. English can not be understood by...

    Reply : 8       18

    Lokka Thursday, 8 November 2018 01:45

    Thanks for your advice. Yes, Parliament will be convened in the 14th. Is it not soon enough. To ensure stability of the country, don't interfere in our internal matters.

    Reply : 4       17

    raj Thursday, 8 November 2018 02:16

    countries that have unpunished war criminals should not be trusted. if the head of the state protect war criminals, countries should keep that in mind when assessing the country.

    Reply : 10       10

    Meg Thursday, 8 November 2018 03:05

    Thank you to the US Government. SL President and unconstitutionally nominated PM are Chinese stooges. Sri Lankan people need stronger international support to safeguard democracy..

    Reply : 17       7

    saman Thursday, 8 November 2018 03:10

    Next week honey!

    Reply : 0       16

    Dhammika Thursday, 8 November 2018 08:40

    HONEY waiting for the MONEY to get the numbers.

    Reply : 4       10

    666 Thursday, 8 November 2018 06:16

    This shows clearly that they do not give a damn about the country but only about their own welfare. The country is in turmoil, polarized in to two camps and it is getting condemned by the internationally. All this mayhem could be solved by a straight forward solution, that is by showing the majority in the parliament. Makes me sick.

    Reply : 9       6

    Zeereez Thursday, 8 November 2018 07:07

    Madam, cant you pls understand that the USA is also engaged in this constitutional coup?2 of the main actors of this agenda are citizens of USA?Why is this ignorance on the 2 USA citizens who are architects of this situation our Country is faced with and take immedeate action on them?

    Reply : 6       10

    DD Thursday, 8 November 2018 07:23

    First of all remember this is Sri Lanka! Don't poke into national issues.

    Reply : 8       16

    R. Witilleke Thursday, 8 November 2018 15:19

    It's the pot calling the kettle black!US President Trump does highly questionable acts all the while. Even the intelligence chief. The latest is the sacking of his Attorney General Jeff Sessions because Mr. Trump is unhappy that Mr Sessions is allowing Mr. Mueller to investigate him. Should the USA preach to Sri Lanka?RegardsR. Witilleke

    Reply : 0       4

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