US calls on President to reconvene parliament immediately

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The US on Sunday called on President Maithripala Sirisena to immediately reconvene parliament and allow the democratically elected representatives to fulfil their responsibilities.

In a statement, Spokesperson of the US Department of State Nauert Heather said the US continues to follow developments in Sri Lanka with concern.

“We urge all sides to refrain from intimidation and violence. We call on President, in consultation with the Speaker to immediately reconvene parliament and allow the democratically elected representatives of the Sri Lankan people to fulfil their responsibilities to affirm who will lead their government,” it said. 

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  • Unchikun Monday, 29 October 2018 09:23 AM

    Oops, that is interesting. I though MS had the backing of the international community. Do not worry Mr. President, MR and GR will sort this out. The next to go will be the GST. Cheers.

    Wijebahu Monday, 29 October 2018 09:42 AM

    Hah. Hah Hah. Rajapaksa Rambo's will take the challenge not only from US, from Europe as well.

    Unchikun Monday, 29 October 2018 09:50 AM

    He even said he won the blessings of the international community. Ha Ha Ha!

    Sajith Monday, 29 October 2018 10:29 AM

    Ranil can only pray to the West and the US now. Cannot even get 500 people to Temple Trees

    Malu Monday, 29 October 2018 10:50 AM

    F... Off Americans.

    Dudley Monday, 29 October 2018 10:56 AM

    How can Washington summon SL Parliament. Karu and Ranil should be ashamed of going after foreigners to protect their backs

    WJ Monday, 29 October 2018 11:05 AM

    Karu you are a shameless man dancing to the tune of the West. You are no better that the Don Juan at Temple Trees

    Ranasinghe Monday, 29 October 2018 11:15 AM

    Why don't the US and the West ask to call for a General Election. Isn't it the most democratic way to resolve when there is a political instability. You go to the people and ask for their verdict. What US and the West want is not democracy. They want their puppet to be in power. That's all and Karu is a simple boot licker of the West and the NGOs

    Trump Monday, 29 October 2018 11:47 AM

    The masters of Ranil and Karu and their English speaking pukka sahib followers have spoken. The pukka sahibs of Colombo are gung ho that their Western masters are going to protect their leader

    Shamana Monday, 29 October 2018 05:45 PM

    Lots of talk of Western interests here. As if MS and MR are any different. Their jingoism seems to work with those who have an inferiority complex. I mean Gota is an American citizen for goodness sake. Wake up!

    dulan Monday, 29 October 2018 09:24 AM

    Lets hope India and EU follows suit .So far only China has wished the second PM

    Citizen Monday, 29 October 2018 09:29 AM

    US trying by intimidation to protect its puppet. Must chase these traitors out of temple trees and drag them down the streets for their colonial masters can see!

    Mandy Monday, 29 October 2018 09:42 AM

    Whoever whether USA or the devil, it is best for Parliament to meet and see who has the majority. Anything else is unconstitutional.

    rohan Monday, 29 October 2018 09:42 AM

    Citizen, No need to drag RQ out of Temple Trees. Just reconvene parliament and show MR has the confidence of MPs and then democratically throw RW. That is democracy.

    Huna Monday, 29 October 2018 09:46 AM

    Three with a similar mentality got shot last evening

    vasaliya Monday, 29 October 2018 10:06 AM

    Reconvene parliament and get the matter sorted. No need to drag and show your macho thug style. We know you dont know what democracy is and how to do things that way. Hitting your way through opponents is your style. Until the day you meey your match.

    Amara Monday, 29 October 2018 09:31 AM

    The democratic thing to do would have been to hold a no confidence motion via secret ballet against PM RW. But looks like MS panicked over the whole assasination attempt.

    666 Monday, 29 October 2018 10:18 AM

    That's what MS wants us to think. It is all some horse shit. Assassination attempt on the President is another cooked up story to give some respectability this sordid affair.

    Jaliya Monday, 29 October 2018 02:47 PM

    What assassination plot ?? Don't you get it ... there were no plots, it was all made up to deviate attention from other secret affairs took place and to keep CID occupied.

    max Monday, 29 October 2018 09:32 AM

    Why this so called super power coming to preach SL? I think, we have the capacity to mind our own businesses!

    Love Sri Lanka Monday, 29 October 2018 09:41 AM

    it is because we cannot run this country that others keep taking advantage. Dont you ever get it??

    Sofia Monday, 29 October 2018 09:44 AM

    Ahh but you must mind the business correctly thru the constitution. USA is the messenger - read the letter (message) first do not kill messenger.

    joshua Monday, 29 October 2018 09:34 AM

    This is great news at least for me. Whatever said and done, democracy should be followed. MS has done the most foolish thing a person can do. Next will be sanctions....who will be impacted. It is the general public.

    Unchikun Monday, 29 October 2018 09:46 AM

    Here is my assessment. One year from now, the puppet will coma and say he made a mistake. We do not want this type of joker to run even a tea boutique.

    Casanova Monday, 29 October 2018 10:17 AM

    Unicorn, you got to be more specific, guess you meant MS.

    Royce Monday, 29 October 2018 09:45 AM

    Go to hell.

    let democracy prevail Monday, 29 October 2018 12:12 PM

    I think some people will end up in hell or at least in prison after this. Any guesses as to who?

    Dhammika Monday, 29 October 2018 09:48 AM

    IT has to be the OUT SIDE WORLD that has to teach the basics of what is RITE and WRONG and What is correct and incorrect to our rulers OTHERWISE the POOR public are the ones to SUFFER .

    Sangaralingham Monday, 29 October 2018 09:49 AM

    Parliament should be the judge of the people

    ANTON Monday, 29 October 2018 09:50 AM


    RAW Monday, 29 October 2018 10:22 AM

    Monks?? Surely you must have meant Monkeys. Printing mistakes to happen to all of us.

    joshua Monday, 29 October 2018 10:22 AM

    They are still sleeping. What a country we live

    sg Monday, 29 October 2018 09:52 AM

    No need to external interference in to internal matters. US look on their matters without touching other states sovereignty. Sri Lankan people well know how to short out their internal problems without external interventions.. This is problem with Sri Lankan people but not with US government.

    Sam Monday, 29 October 2018 10:12 AM

    Can someone remind them that Sri Lanka not a US colony ..WTx

    Jaliya Monday, 29 October 2018 02:54 PM

    If this mess is not sorted out peacefully my feelings are telling me that SLK can become a US colony ..

    Dias Monday, 29 October 2018 03:29 PM

    Damn right!!! We are a Chinese Colony and they will protect the Appachchi!

    aza Monday, 29 October 2018 04:31 PM

    Chinese colony ,cant you remember MR and hsi brothers sold the country to highest interest loans ,MR only had one friend other than china ,a dictator carnivourous king who visited SL during MR regime

    dd Monday, 29 October 2018 10:19 AM

    Nauert Heather, mind your own business and continue following up developments of US. This is Sri Lanka.

    Kumar Monday, 29 October 2018 10:27 AM

    MS has lead us to be shamed international community,

    We-Angoda Monday, 29 October 2018 10:28 AM

    Aiyo Ranil and ha..ha.. you don't have the people of SL with you. You only have people ini Washington DC

    sam Monday, 29 October 2018 10:32 AM

    Go and take a flying leap

    Don Stephen Monday, 29 October 2018 10:34 AM

    What nonsense is this... So Sri Lanka has to have Parliament according to the wishes of the US State Dept. Go to hell!

    Til Monday, 29 October 2018 10:34 AM

    You won't bother ,that we can sort it our self

    Wellwisher Monday, 29 October 2018 10:49 AM

    MS says last three and half year govt didn’t function well and did corruption. So Nero (MS)was dancing when Rome was burning? To give credit to MR he could have won any election like local bodies but MS played shrewd politics.

    Julampitiye Mill Monday, 29 October 2018 02:02 PM

    Screwed Politics suicidal to both self,country.

    Rs Monday, 29 October 2018 10:54 AM

    ok. they coming to rescue Ranil , coz he did wt the US , India and all other countries want even China but not the sri lankan citizens want. We need a government for us not for the so called international community. However, we need peas , and the development at the same time. past 3 years we haven't seen any growth of the economy. but the corruptions. India doesn't need a stable sri lanka. coz they do not need a competitor for the foreign investors. Even with the international community support wt Ranil could deliver to the people. ? nothing.THIS TIME WE NEED A GOVENMENT WITHOUT CURRUPTION. WE DO NOT NEED A GOVENMENT WHICH CONTROLED BY OTHER COUNTIRS. Just to suck our resources and left us nothing..... Be united to save the country.

    wijebahu Monday, 29 October 2018 11:05 AM

    are you writing from US or another western country. country.

    john Monday, 29 October 2018 11:05 AM

    this is none of US business. it is a internal matter for sri lankans only.

    johan Monday, 29 October 2018 03:03 PM

    We do honorable begging only it does not mean you interfere in our matters that is the most of the politicians and Sri Lankan's mind

    john Monday, 29 October 2018 08:23 PM

    attn: johanjust because sri lanka accepted a few dollars (a drop in the bucket i presume) in US aid in the past, it does not mean that sri lanka has to accept of U.S. dictates. Poor and small the country maybe but sri lanka would rather be proud and independent rather than a slave puppet of rich and powerful U.S.

    Nuwan Monday, 29 October 2018 11:12 AM

    The best option to bring stability is to reconvene the parliament and see who holds the required numbers. I'm sure if Ranil cannot muster 113 members he will go gracefully.

    MODA BURUWA Monday, 29 October 2018 11:30 AM

    RANIL does NOT know niether heard the word GRACEFULLY. So RW will not GO . He will only GO abroad which he loves.

    saman Monday, 29 October 2018 11:27 AM

    Give us a day or two babe!

    Ranil Monday, 29 October 2018 11:36 AM

    Ranil, you have delayed your process and now pay the price. You must be fast like Premadasa and Prabhakaran

    cheers Monday, 29 October 2018 12:19 PM

    Sri Lanka is capable of running its own affairs especially the current PM Mahinda who showed even before that do nor depend on countries like USA but Ranil did as he has no clue and he is a puppet.

    Kumara Monday, 29 October 2018 01:51 PM

    Where is regional super power, India's stand on this?

    Lord Wolfstein Monday, 29 October 2018 03:15 PM

    Remember Radovan Karadžić, the Butcher of Bosnia. The times for cruel dictators have expired. The Western powers will not allow such men in Sri Lanka.

    Jaliya Monday, 29 October 2018 04:55 PM

    Lord you should also remind the readers of Bosnian Croat military commander Slobodan, who drank poison in the UN war crimes court room last year. West means business .. this time no more play and deceiving the west for concessions aid and other loans

    john frazer Monday, 29 October 2018 06:05 PM

    Dear Sri Lankans give all negative comments allow the politicians to come and loot the country end of the day its who Sri Lankans pay the price not the foreign diplomats or govts

    Siri de Alwis Monday, 29 October 2018 06:06 PM

    European Union should cancel the GSP facilities immediately. There is no democracy in Sri Lanka again.

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