The Institute of Democratic Reforms and Electoral Studies says it expects an appropriate decision will be reached in Parliament today pertaining to the declaration of a State of Emergency.
IRES said an emergency declaration is no longer necessary in Sri Lanka.
Speaking to NewsRadio, Executive Director Manjula Gajanayake said today is important since Parliament will be focusing its attention on the taking decisions to address the economic and political crises.
Gajanayake said a debate must also be held pertaining to continuing the Emergency declaration adding legal facts are required to be presented in order to justify continuing the State of Emergency.
He said, as citizens of a democratic nation and as activists, they are not in favour of continuing the State of Emergency.
He said it violates democratic fundamentals to an extent adding he expects public representatives to reach an appropriate decision following effective deliberation.
Gajanayake added that they expect all Parliamentarians will contribute towards the economic development of the country considering the next few weeks are crucial.
He said public representatives must fulfil their duties at least at this junction.