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* Commonwealth, China, Canada welcome peaceful resolution of Sri Lanka's political crisis
Tue, Dec 18, 2018, 08:53 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 18, Colombo: Resolution of Sri Lanka's political crisis following reinstatement of ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been welcomed by the International community.

Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Patricia Scotland welcoming the outcome said resolution of the political crisis in Sri Lanka highlights the resilience of Sri Lanka's institutions and country's adherence to the rule of law.

"I welcome the resolution of the political crisis in Sri Lanka. This development highlights the resilience of Sri Lanka's institutions, the country's adherence to the rule of law, and the people's strong commitment to democratic processes," Scotland said in a Twitter message.

Meanwhile, China welcoming the peaceful and proper resolution of recent political situation in Sri Lanka by all related parties said it remains committed to enhancing its friendly exchanges with the Sri Lankan government and all political parties.

"China, as a traditional close neighbor and a most important development partner, welcomed the peaceful and proper resolution of recent political situation in Sri Lanka by all related parties," the Chinese Embassy said in a statement.

China said it believes the Sri Lankan government, political parties and the people have the ability and wisdom to manage well its domestic affairs, and maintain the country's stability and development.

"China remains committed to enhancing its friendly exchanges with the Sri Lankan government and all political parties, promoting the pragmatic cooperation between the two countries, and bringing benefits to the two peoples," it said.

Meanwhile, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland in a Twitter message said Sri Lanka's judiciary has upheld the rule of law, bringing an end to the unconstitutional actions which undermined Sri Lanka's democracy.

"The government must seize this moment and deliver on accountability, constitutional reform and reconciliation for the people of Sri Lanka," she said.

 

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