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Chambers call for sensible action

Key business chambers in a joint statement called for urgent and sensible action regarding the current political situation in the country.

The statement was released by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC), International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL), Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) and the Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce (WCCI).

The statement in full:

“We are deeply concerned about the current political situation in the country. It is our view that the Executive and the elected representatives have a duty to ensure that decisions are taken with regard for due process and the Rule of Law.

“The events of the last few weeks have resulted in absolute instability which is a situation that Sri Lanka simply cannot afford. This will no doubt hinder development and have a significantly adverse impact on the social and economic trajectory of our country.

“It is observed that the entire administration of this country has come to a standstill and public officers are paralysed being unable to discharge their functions.

The ultimate victims are the people of our country. We recently witnessed the most unacceptable and abusive behaviour displayed in the Chamber of the Sri Lanka Parliament. The conduct of some of the elected representatives was both shameful and an embarrassment to our country.

“We call upon all those responsible to accord the highest priority to the national interest and refrain from pursuing any path that will result in an economic downfall which will have an adverse impact on the country and the people. We call for urgent and sensible action.”