Local News: The United States congratulating Sri Lanka on conducting a peaceful election despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 Pandemic, said it looks forward to working with the new government.
“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,” the U.S. Embassy said in a statement.
“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 new parliament.”
Sri Lanka’s ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) won a landslide victory in parliamentary elections held Wednesday (05), securing 145 seats in the 225-member parliament.