Published On: Tue, Oct 30th, 2018

President briefs foreign envoys on current political situation

President Maithripala Sirisena has held a meeting with foreign Ambassadors and High Commissioners in Sri Lanka, to apprise them regarding the prevailing political situation of the country.

During this meeting at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (29), the President explained to the diplomats regarding the conflicting grounds that existed within the previous government, which led to appointment of a new Prime Minister, the PMD said.

Several diplomats expressing their views said that they wish Sri Lanka would adhere to the constitution of the country and will conduct the activities in a manner that would assure law and order in the country.

“President Sirisena emphasized that the new Prime Minister was appointed according to the powers vested in him in the constitution and further said that the new government is expected to further strengthen the existing ties with the countries in the world in keeping with the non-aligned policy and requested the cooperation and assistance of all the countries for the development activities of the government.”

The President also said that the expectation of the new government is to ensure and take forward the measures taken to strengthen democracy, human rights, media freedom, peace and reconciliation among all the communities, the President’s Media Division reported.

All the Ambassadors and High Commissioners in Sri Lanka participated in this meeting and Ministers Sarath Amunugama and Mahinda Samarasinghe and former minister rProf. G.L. Peiris also attended this meeting.