UN youth envoy notes Sri Lankas fate being decided by old men

She urged politicians in Sri Lanka to respect participatory democracy and be inclusive and transparent in resolving the crisis. (Colombo Gazette) “Constitution & Democratic institutions are challenged. Few old men behind closed doors are deciding the country’s fate,” she said after Parliament was dissolved. Asia’s oldest democracy is being tested.Constitution & Democratic institutions are challenged.Few old men behind closed doors are deciding the country’s fate.I urge politicians in #SriLanka to respect participatory democracy. Be inclusive & transparent in resolving this crisis!— Jayathma Wickramanayake (@jayathmadw) November 9, 2018 The United Nations youth envoy Jayathma Wickramanayake says a few “old men” behind closed doors are deciding Sri Lanka’s fate.Wickramanayake, a Sri Lankan who was appointed to the post by the UN Secretary General, tweeted saying Asia’s oldest democracy is being tested. read more