US hails commitment shown by Lankan voters

John KirbyThe United States said it commends the Sri Lankan people and Government for the election, which demonstrated their enduring commitment to democracy and the rule of law.

US State Department spokesman John Kirby said 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 said the United States looks forward to working with President Maithripala Sirisena, the prime minister, and the new government. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. No body had survived by antagonising US and west. That’s the reality even for super powers like Russia. Well done MS and RW for taking the country forward. MR and his racial henchmans are finished for ever. Hope other morons will soon wake up to the reality. LTTE and diaspora will come back if MR wins as they will have all the backing from US and west!

  2. usa is no friend of any country.usa interest is her interest,and even worst dictators are her friends as long as they follow the dictat of theusa.usa is the worst troble maker In the world and make only problems,not solve them.a world without usa,would probably would be a better world.

  3. USA achieved what they wanted as first step. Now Sri Lanka has a government that follows commands from USA. Just few days before the election, Sirisena violated election rules to make nasty comments on Rajapaksa that Sirisena will not make Rajapksa as Prime Minister, even if he wins. If this comment came from Rajapaksa when he was in power, USA will charge him to take Human Rights Commission. Everyone realised who was behind the lunatic behaviour of Sirisena before the General Election. .

    • Jaliya..well said mate. Puppets will dance to all tunes.
      LTTE will soon be in the Parliment. This is what these poor uneducated Sri lankan’s want see.

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