President Obama congratulates President Sirisena and the people of SL

President Obama congratulates President Sirisena and the people of SL

President Obama congratulates President Sirisena and the people of SL

Written by Staff Writer

10 Jan, 2015 | 2:56 pm

Issuing a statement on behalf of the people of America, U.S. President Barrack Obama congratulated the people of Sri Lanka on the successful and peaceful conclusion of Sri Lanka’s presidential election and incoming President Maithripala Sirisena, on his victory.

It was also mentioned in the statement that he commends the outgoing administration of Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa for facilitating a swift and orderly transition of power.

The statement goes onto note that beyond the significance of this election to Sri Lanka, it is also a symbol of hope for those who support democracy all around the world and adds that international and domestic monitors and observers were permitted to do their jobs.

The statement further notes that Sri Lankans from all segments of society cast their ballots peacefully, and the voice of the people was respected.

It was also mentioned that, at this moment of hope, the United States looks forward to deepening its partnership with the people and government of Sri Lanka and to working with President Sirisena to advance peace, democracy, and prosperity for all Sri Lankans.

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