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US Urges Peaceful Transfer Of Power In Sri Lanka Amid Mass Protests

US Urges Peaceful Transfer Of Power In Sri Lanka Amid Mass Protests


US Urges Peaceful Transfer Of Power In Sri Lanka Amid Mass Protests

In the meantime, Sri Lanka has imposed nationwide emergency amid nationwide anti-government protests.

Colombo:

Amid the unrest in Sri Lanka, US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie Chung has urged for the peaceable switch of energy inside the nation’s constitutional framework and stated that the US condemns all violence and requires the rule of legislation to be upheld within the crisis-hit island nation.

“We condemn all violence and name for the rule of legislation to be upheld,” she stated in a tweet, stressing {that a} peaceable switch of energy inside SL’s democratic and constitutional framework is important so the folks’s calls for for accountability, transparency, democratic governance and a greater future might be realized.

Julie Chung additionally requested events to work collectively to carry financial and political stability in Sri Lanka.

“We urge all events to method this juncture with a dedication to the betterment of the nation and to work rapidly to implement options that may carry long-term financial & political stability,” she stated in a Tweet.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who fled to Maldives on Wednesday adopted by an rebellion triggered as a result of financial collapse of the island nation, is now ready to journey additional to Singapore.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who’s now an appearing president, has declared a state of emergency within the nation and a curfew within the Western province had been imposed.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe additionally introduced to step down from his posts amid the continuing protests and disaster in Sri Lanka.

The worsening financial scenario within the nation has led to rising tensions and over the previous couple of weeks as there have been stories of a number of confrontations between people and members of the police pressure and the armed forces at gas stations the place hundreds of determined members of the general public have queued for hours and generally days.

Sri Lanka is struggling its worst financial disaster since gaining independence in 1948, which comes on the heels of successive waves of COVID-19, threatening to undo years of growth progress and severely undermining the nation’s capacity to attain the Sustainable Improvement Objectives (SDGs).

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