China says no interference in internal affairs in SL

Colombo, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) - The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka dismissed allegations made by an MP claiming that China was funding certain parliamentarians amid current political crisis.

In a statement released on Monday, the embassy said such allegations were groundless and irresponsible. “As a friendly neighbour, China is paying close attention to the situation change in Sri Lanka,” the embassy said.

“It is a matter of internal affairs and China has consistently supported the principle of non-interference in other country’s internal affairs. We believe that the Sri Lankan government, parties and people have the wits and ways needed to deal with the current situation,” it added.

Wickremesinghe has called the move illegal and called on Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to summon the parliament immediately so he could prove his majority.

President Sirisena has suspended parliament till November 16.

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