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US House Foreign Affairs Committee member calls for reconvening of Sri Lanka’s parliament

The Ranking Member of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee called on Sri Lanka to “immediately reconvene parliament” as the political crisis in the south continues.

Congressman Eliot Engel said he was “alarmed by the political crisis caused by the extra-constitutional replacement of Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister”.

“I urge President @MaithripalaS to immediately reconvene Parliament & allow the body to perform its constitutional duties,” he tweeted.

His call echoes similar demands made by the US, Britain and Canada.

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