The German Ambassador to Sri Lanka has expressed disapproval of the statement made by President Maithripala Sirisena that the German Chancellor ruled the country without a government for six months. He had stated that the President is making statements with distorted facts, linking his country’s name, for his advantage.
The President recently made a statement that there are many countries that existed without a government for various crisis situations. He added that German Chancellor Angela Merkel also faced a similar situation and that she took more than six months to obtain majority’s support required to form a new government.
The German Ambassador says that it was a statement made for his advantage, without knowing accurate details. He had further said that the situation in Germany after elections and constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka are not similar, and that the constitutional crisis created by the President cannot be justified by using what happened in Germany as an example.
He requests the President to refrain from distorting facts using Germany’s name for his benefit.
The German Ambassador has discussed this with several diplomats in Sri Lanka, and has requested an opportunity to meet with the President to discuss this matter. However, he still has not received an opportunity to do so.