Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) believes that sudden eruption of violence witnessed at the beginning of the week that changed the nature of peaceful protests, could tarnish the long held reputation of Sri Lanka as a liberal market country that respects principles of democratic governance.

Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) believes that suddeneruption of violence witnessed at the beginning of the week that changed thenature of peaceful protests, could tarnish the long held reputation of SriLanka as a liberal market country that respects principles of democraticgovernance.

The latest wave of turmoil shows a disturbing trend since thesuffering general public are compelled to go through an unprecedented tensesituation in the country that impedes their livelihoods and social functioning,thus creating untold difficulties for them, their families and the country.

SLIM empathizes with all Sri Lankans who are grappling withongoing breakdowns in various public services while the country navigates oneof the most challenging phases in its history and praises the patience andresilience shown by the masses.

SLIM observes that the country is in a transitioneconomically and politically and believes that, given the critical nature ofthis period of time, authorities should manage this phase with utmost care withdue respect to human lives and dignity.

SLIM believes that such timely and immediate steps, driven byconsensus among all concerned, is what will help Sri Lanka navigate thechallenging transition peacefully and emerge as a resilient nation. Ininitiating such positive efforts, SLIM shall stand with the committedstakeholders in an unhesitant manner, in all possible ways.

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