Thursday, 16th September 2021

UN chief urges Lankan president to allow parliament to vote

British Asia News Network

Sri Lanka: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged Sri Lanka’s President to allow parliament to vote for PM and bring an end to political crisis brewing in the island nation.

Guterres called over phone and spoke to President Maithripala Sirisena, who sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe which has given rise to political turmoil.

The UN chief told Sirisena that he was following developments in Sri Lanka “with concern,” and “urged the president to revert to parliamentary procedures and allow the parliament to vote as soon as possible,” a UN statement said.

Guterres offered United Nations help to broker a dialogue between all the parties.


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