Following the reinstatement of ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday, the European Union along with Norway commended the resilience of Sri Lanka’s democratic institutions and welcomed the peaceful resolution of the political crisis.
Issuing a statement in agreement with the EU Ambassadors and the Norwegian Ambassador resident in Colombo, the Delegation of the European Union offered to continue to support Sri Lanka’s efforts to achieve reconciliation and prosperity.
“As steady friends of Sri Lanka, we welcome the peaceful and democratic resolution of the political crisis in accordance with the constitution. We commend the resilience of Sri Lanka’s democratic institutions and will continue to support its efforts towards national reconciliation and prosperity for all,” the statement said.
President Maithripala Sirisena set off an unprecedented political crisis that lasted over 50 days when he ousted incumbent Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on October 26 and replaced him with former president Mahinda Rajapaksa.