The European Union (EU) has issued a joint statement, forewarning Sri Lanka of the damages that could be incurred to the reputation of the country by further delaying the reconvening of the Parliament.
It stated that the ambassadors of the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, the High Commissioner of the United Kingdom, as well was the Ambassadors of Norway and Switzerland have taken note of the summoning of Parliament as indicated in the gazette.
“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 EU statement noted.
The statement also alerted that further delaying the reconvening of the Parliament could damage Sri Lanka’s international reputation and deter investors.
“Respect by all stakeholders for the provision of the constitution will be important to maintain the confidence of people of Sri Lanka in democratic governance and the rule of law”, the EU statement further stressed.