John Kerry praises Elections Commissioner, security forces and the SL people

John Kerry praises Elections Commissioner, security forces and the SL people

John Kerry praises Elections Commissioner, security forces and the SL people

Written by Staff Writer

09 Jan, 2015 | 6:25 pm

US Secretary of State John Kerry issuing a communique said that the Sri Lankan people deserve great credit on the successful conclusion of the elections noting the that the population’s turn out in great numbers to exercise the democratic rights and pointed out that every vote was a victory for Sri Lanka.

Kerry also praised the Sri Lankan Elections Commissioner, the security forces, Sri Lankan civil society, and the candidates themselves for making sure this election was not marred by unrest and for ensuring a significant drop in campaign-related violence.

Kerry noted that this will be important for that effort to continue in the coming days.

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