India welcomes end of uncertainty in Sri Lanka

Prelims level : International organizations/Events/Treaties Mains level : GS 2: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian Diaspora.
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  • India welcomed the end of political uncertainty in Sri Lanka with the return of Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister.


  • This indicated the world the resilience of Sri Lankan democracy and its institutions.
  • This is a reflection of the maturity demonstrated by all political forces


  • Sri Lankan opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa was appointed prime minister in the month of October after President Maithripala Sirisena dismissed the incumbent in a surprise move that threatened political turmoil in the South Asian country.
  • It did not follow democratic procedure and the move has also suspended SriLankan Parliament hindering government functioning and hence constitutional crisis.
  • This was done without a floor test, showed the blatant use of executive power.
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