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* U.S. urges Sri Lanka President to reconvene parliament immediately
Thu, Nov 8, 2018, 09:06 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 08, Colombo: The United States Wednesday urged Sri Lankan 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.

"We urge Sri Lanka's President to reconvene parliament immediately to resolve the political crisis. Further delay compounds uncertainty in Sri Lanka, and undermines its international reputation and the aspirations of its people for good governance, stability and prosperity," the Spokesperson said.

President Sirisena prorogued the parliament until November 16 to allow newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to gather enough support from other political parties to show that he has a majority in parliament.

However, following calls from numerous parties including international community, the President has decided to reconvene parliament two days earlier on November 14.

 

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