US Congratulates Sri Lanka On Electing New President: Says It Is Ready Work With New President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

November 18, 2019

The United States congratulated the people of Sri Lanka on their democratic presidential election and said it looked forward to working with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The statement also added, "Sri Lanka has continued to show the strength and resilience of its republic with a free, fair, and transparent presidential election befitting Asia’s oldest democracy."

"We commend the Elections Commission, civil society and government authorities for promoting a peaceful election. We are ready to continue our work with the new President and with all the people of Sri Lanka in supporting the country’s sovereignty through heightened good governance, expanded economic growth, the advancement of human rights and reconciliation, and in fostering an Indo-Pacific region where all countries can prosper."

© 2019 Asian Mirror (pvt) Ltd