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Nov 20, 2018
8:33PM

Political crisis deepens further in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka's Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has warned that if the current state of affairs continues, there could be serious consequences that may not be in the best interest of the country. 

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday evening after briefing diplomats of various missions in Colombo, TNA leader R. Sampanthan said the victims of possible turbulence and lawlessness could be minorities, particularly Tamils. 

The statement came as the country is facing a political crisis for more than three weeks now with no stable government in charge. The new government of Mahinda Rajapaksa has faced two no-confidence motions but has refused to resign by terming the motion invalid. 

TNA, having 14 MPs in parliament, has supported the motion in parliament and has termed the new government as illegal and unconstitutional.

Meanwhile, former Finance Minister under Ranil Wickremesinghe government has asserted that Sri Lanka is on the brink of economic anarchy and chaos as never experienced before. 

Mr. Mangala Samarweera said the actions of 26th October have irreversibly undermined Sri Lanka’s credibility in global markets and risked its ability to service future debt. He said that in the absence of a legitimate government, there is no legal way to meet public expenditure and obligations of the state from 2019 as the vote of account has not been passed.

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