Sri Lanka - Political Situation
Australia has expressed its concern and disappointment with President Sirisena's decision to dissolve the Sri Lankan parliament on 9 November.
As a longstanding friend, we believe this action undermines Sri Lanka's long democratic tradition and poses a risk to its stability and prosperity.
We urge respect for the country's democratic institutions and for all parties to continue to exercise restraint.
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