The United States and Australia have welcomed political developments in Sri Lanka. US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz welcomed this weekend’s political developments, which upheld Sri Lanka’s democratic and constitutional norms. “Sri Lanka is a valued partner in the Indo-Pacific and we look forward to continuing to develop our relationship with the government and people of this country,” She tweeted.
Meanwhile, Australian High Commission in Colombo said as a longstanding friend and Indian Ocean neighbour, Australia welcomed resolution of the political uncertainty in Sri Lanka by constitutional means. It said in a statement that as a longstanding friend and Indian Ocean neighbour, Australia welcomed resolution of the political uncertainty in Sri Lanka by constitutional means and the demonstrated resilience of Sri Lanka’s democratic institutions. “We look forward to working with the Sri Lankan Government to take forward its commitments to deliver peace, reconciliation and prosperity, and to build a stronger bilateral relationship,” the statement added.
ECONOMYNEXT – The European Union said it welcomes the resolution of Sri Lanka’s political crisis in accordance with the constitution after President Maithripala Sirisena reappointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister. The crisis was triggered when Sirisena sacked Wickremesinghe and replaced him with former president Mahinda Rajapaksa in October and subsequently dissolved parliament.
“As steady friends of Sri Lanka, we welcome the peaceful and democratic resolution of the political crisis in accordance with the constitution,” the EU embassy in the island said in a statement in agreement with the EU Ambassadors and the Norwegian Ambassador resident in Colombo. “We commend the resilience of Sri Lanka’s democratic institutions and will continue to support its efforts towards national reconciliation and prosperity for all.”