Sri Lanka tells foreign entities not to interfere in sovereign decision

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Sri Lanka today told foreign entities not to interfere in a sovereign decision taken by the Government when appointing a new Army Commander.

The Foreign Ministry said that the appointment of the Army Commander of Sri Lanka is a sovereign decision by the Head of State.

“Foreign entities trying to influence the decisions and internal administrative processes of public service promotions in Sri Lanka is unwarranted and unacceptable,” the Foreign Ministry said.

The Foreign Ministry said that articulating a position of concern on this appointment by certain bilateral partners and international organizations, based on allegations, is regrettable and contrary to the principles of natural justice espoused by all responsible members of the international community