EU warns Sri Lanka constitution crisis could damage reputation and deter investors

Nov 09, 2018 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s prevailing political crisis could further delay and damage the island’s international reputation and deter investors, a statement said.

“Respect by all stakeholders for the provisions of the constitution will be important to maintain the confidence of the Sri Lankan people in democratic governance and the rule of law, the Delegation of the European Union statement from EU Heads of Mission as well as the Ambassadors of Norway and Switzerland resident in Colombo said.

“We consider it essential that Parliament be allowed to demonstrate its confidence by voting immediately when reconvened, in order to resolve the serious uncertainties currently facing the country.”

The Ambassadors of the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, the High Commissioner of the United Kingdom, as well as the Ambassadors of Norway and Switzerland take note of the summoning of Parliament as indicated in the Gazette.