US envoy holds talks with TNA and Speaker

The new US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Alaina B. Teplitz, had talks today with the Tamil National Alliance and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya on the political crisis in the country.

The TNA said that Alaina B. Teplitz met Opposition and TNA leader R. Sampanthan and discussed the political situation.

The Ambassador tweeted that she also met the Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya separately to discuss the importance of Parliament reconvening to put an end to the political crisis.

She said that the democratic institutions should serve the people of Sri Lanka and let the elected representatives have their say. (Colombo Gazette)