Crisis in Sri Lanka


President Maithripala Sirisena’s statement that he will not appoint Ranil Wikremesinghe as Prime Minister even “if all 225 legislators back him” is very strange (“Ranil wins vote of confidence in House”, Dec. 13). If Mr. Sirisena is unable to fulfil his duty, he has no right to manipulate the very system that helped him assume power. His way of functioning is unconstitutional. It is his moral duty to step down as President, especially now that the Sri Lankan Supreme Court has ruled that the President’s dissolution of Parliament was an illegal move.

Ilanko Xavier M.,


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