State of Emergency counterproductive: EU delegates

State of Emergency counterproductive: EU in Sri Lanka

by Amani Nilar 07-05-2022 | 10:29 AM

COLOMBO (News 1st); The imposed State of Emergency could have a counterproductive effect and will not help in solving the country's difficulties, says the Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka.

The European Union delegations point out that a month of peaceful demonstrations has shown how Sri Lankan citizens fully enjoy their right to freedom of expression as the oldest democracy in South Asia. 

The European Union previously stated that it is providing €200,000 (over 74 million Sri Lankan rupees) in humanitarian funding for essential assistance to 80,000 poor families across all 25 districts of Sri Lanka.