Sri Lankan democracy under threat – Ranil Wick.

Sri Lankan democracy under threat – Ranil Wick.

Sri Lankan democracy under threat – Ranil Wick.

Written by Staff Writer

03 Nov, 2018 | 6:48 pm

Colombo (News 1st) – Deposed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe tells Al Jazeera that he believes the future of Sri Lanka’s democracy is at stake in the nation’s ongoing constitutional crisis.

He reaffirmed that he will not leave the official Prime Ministers residence until Parliament is reconvened.

Wickramasinghe notes that at the last Presidential elections parliamentarians came forward on the basis that the Parliament is supreme and that the President should respect the wishes of the Parliament. He states that the 19th amendment to the constitution was drafted on that basis and now the President is trying to override the Parliament.

He added that people are disgruntled as they voted for democracy in 2015 and now the situation is worse than 2014. He noted that he is fighting for a principle which people voted for and that until Parliament is reconvened he will not leave Temple Trees.


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