Sri Lanka military calls for politicians to get act together, people be calm

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ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s military chiefs had asked party leaders to meet with the Parliamentary speaker and tell them next political steps they intended to take until a new President is elected and called on the public and young protestors to be calm, Chief of Staff Shavendra Silva said.

The speaker had said President Rajapaksa will resign later today. The military chiefs had had discussion with the speaker.

“The heads of the tri-forces and police chief made a request from the speaker to call a meeting of party leaders and clarify the next political steps, and inform us of the political steps,”General Silva said in a televised address flanked by the heads of Air Force, Army, Navy and Police.

“We expect these decisions to be made public in the evening,”

“Until the new President is elected we appeal to the public to be calm.”

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