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Church of Ceylon argues that a state of emergency should not abridge fundamental rights.


The Church of Ceylon has demanded responsible behavior from all those who wield power, the youth who seek change, and the security forces and police who are tasked with maintaining peace.

The Church of Ceylon issued a statement expressing its grave concern over the unfolding events in our nation.

The statement read, “There appears to be a President in exile, an acting President on the ground, and a Prime Minister under siege.” Parliament appears to be in complete disarray and incapable of reaching a consensus on how to navigate the current crisis.”

The Church of Ceylon stated that the state of emergency should not be used to violate the fundamental rights of the people or to impede peaceful assembly. Additionally, the Church of Ceylon urged the populace to remain calm in the face of unrest and to resist any attempts to destroy state property.

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