Guterres told Sirisena he was following the Sri Lanka crisis "with concern", and "urged the president to revert to parliamentary procedures and allow the parliament to vote as soon as possible", a United Nations statement said.
Lawmakers from Rajapaksa's party have denied the allegations. Rajapaksa is credited as a hero by Sri Lanka's ethnic Sinhalese majority for ending the conflict with a faction from the ethnic Tamil minority population. The former Prime Minister, Mr D. M.Jayaratne left the office accepting the constitutional stand of the President.
Sri Lanka s speaker has summoned parliament to meet next week in defiance of the president who has suspended the assembly until November 16. The IDU also demands that the Parliament of Sri Lanka be reconvened to allow the democratically elected representatives of the Sri Lankan people to perform their duties. When neither major party received a clear majority in parliamentary elections, Sirisena's party signed an agreement with Ranil Wickremesinghe's party to form a unity government. Palitha Range Bandara, a United National Party lawmaker, has said that he was offered millions of dollars and a minister portfolio if he crossed over.
Wickremesinghe said in an interview with The Associated Press that there is credible evidence that Rajapaksa's party is attempting to buy support in Parliament.
Investigations into alleged crimes and corruption by Rajapaksa's family members, his former Cabinet members and political officials could be dropped by the new Rajapaksa-led government.
The billions China loaned Sri Lanka to develop the port and airport - a sign of Rajapaksa's pro-China leanings has India anxious. While India has enjoyed the status of being Sri Lanka's main economic partner for most part of its independent history and shares strong cultural and historical bonds, China is fast catching up and even overtook New Delhi as Colombo's largest trading partner in 2017. Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa had said that no decision has been taken on reconvening the parliament on November 05 and that they are planning to stage a public rally on that day. On Tuesday, thousands of Sri Lankans protested in the capital demanding Sirisena immediately convene Parliament.