US congratulates Sri Lanka on holding peaceful and orderly election

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The U.S. Embassy in Colombo issuing a Statement on the Sri Lankan General Election said yesterday that they looked forward to partnering with the government and new parliament.

On August 5, the people of Sri Lanka exercised a fundamental democratic right and went to the polls to elect their next parliament.

The United States congratulates Sri Lanka on conducting the elections in a peaceful and orderly manner, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the new parliament convenes, we hope the government will renew its commitments to building an inclusive economic recovery, upholding human rights and the rule of law, and protecting the country’s sovereignty.  We look forward to partnering with the government and the new parliament.

(Source: The Island)