C’wealth Sec. Gen. hopes House meets soon

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LATE-CITY-DM-1-6In a note on the President’s decision to reconvene Parliament on November 14, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said she hoped Sri Lanka’s Parliament would meet as soon as possible to resolve the current crisis in the country.

In a note on the political situation in Sri Lanka, She emphasised the importance of the role played by Parliament as provided for under the Constitution and encouraged the political leaders and people of Sri Lanka to engage in constructive dialogue and ensure that the country’s Constitution and the rule of law was upheld.  

Ms. Scotland referred to the Commonwealth Charter, adopted in 2012 by all member-states of the Commonwealth, which specifically referred to the responsibility of Governments, political parties and civil society to uphold and promote democratic culture and practices.   

“The Commonwealth remains ready to assist and will collaborate with other international partners to provide support if required by the Government and the people of Sri Lanka,” the statement said.