Oct 28, 2018

"Arbitrary removal of PM has plunged country into more instability"

The arbitrary removal of a sitting Prime Minister in an unconstitutional manner has plunged the country into more instability at a time when the Sri Lankan and global economies are in politico-economic turmoil,  the Diocese of Colombo of the Church of Ceylon says.
A statement signed by. Rt. Revd. Dhiloraj R. Canagasabey notes : "This unfortunate action will only harm International standing, cause even more lots of confidence in the country and lead to a further deterioration of our economy which will severely impact the already difficult day to day lives of people, especially the poor."

"We wish to reiterate that the constitution is the supreme law of the land. We further call upon the Police and Tri Forces to act impartially and with restraint in the enforcing of law and order,” it adds.

The statement further says that 133rd Annual Council of the Diocese of Colombo has adopted a petition condemning the attempted removal of the Prime Minister.
The complete statement is as follows :