Ready to listen to democratic public protesters, says Sri Lanka’s newly-elected Prime Minister Gunawardena

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s freshly-appointed Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena on Wednesday claimed the government is ready to listen to the requires of democratic public protesters, but denounced acts of terrorism, contacting it the “greatest danger to democracy.”
Gunawardena, 73, an ally of the Rajapaksas and a college pal of the freshly-elected President Ranil Wickremesinghe, was sworn in as the Sri Lankan Key Minister final 7 days amid an unparalleled economic and political disaster.
Addressing Parliament on Wednesday, Gunawardena reported the Sri Lankan governing administration is completely ready to listen to the democratic general public protests, but they could not acknowledge acts of terrorism.
“Terrorism was the best risk to democracy, and the Parliament which upholds democracy would not assistance these types of acts of terrorism,” the Each day Mirror newspaper quoted him as telling the lawmakers.
“There could be distinctive political ideologies but the Parliament ought to perform in unison to tackle the problems faced by the individuals,” he added.
Sri Lanka’s security forces forcibly evicted anti-authorities protesters camped exterior the presidential place of work in Colombo in a pre-dawn raid on Friday on the order of President Wickremesinghe that still left more than 50 persons wounded.
The assault on the protesters evoked common criticism, including from overseas envoys stationed in Colombo.
At the very least nine folks were being arrested in the incident at Galle Experience protest website exactly where quite a few essential govt places of work are found.
On July 9, anti-govt protesters occupied the residences of former President Rajapaksa and Wickremesinghe soon after storming into their premises and setting fireplace to one particular of the properties protesting the government’s dealing with of the unprecedented financial crisis.
Wickremesinghe stated he respects the rights of the protesters to peacefully undertake their demonstrations, but he asserted that he will not let one more federal government creating like the Presidential Palace or the Primary Minister’s personal residence to be occupied.
Protesters ended up camping exterior the presidential business for months, demanding the resignation of former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled the country on July 13, and Wickremesinghe, a essential Rajapaksa ally.

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