USA commends Sri Lanka’s commitment to democracy and rule of law

USA commends Sri Lanka’s commitment to democracy and rule of law

USA commends Sri Lanka’s commitment to democracy and rule of law

Written by Staff Writer

19 Aug, 2015 | 8:17 pm

The United States has commended Sri Lanka’s commitment to democracy and rule of law.

Spokesperson of the US State Department, John Kirby stated that the United States commends the Sri Lankan people and government for Monday’s election, which demonstrated their enduring commitment to democracy and the rule of law.

He went on to note that the United States applauds the Sri Lankan elections commissioner, Sri Lankan civil society, and the candidates themselves, for holding free and fair elections that were widely hailed as among the most peaceful in Sri Lanka’s history.

He added that the United States looks forward to working with President Sirisena, the prime minister, and the new government.

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