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Switzerland joins others in congratulating Sri Lanka on electing new parliament

Hanspeter Mock, the Swiss Ambassador to Sri Lanka joined other states in congratulating the Rajapaksa brothers on their victory in yesterday's parliamentary elections. 

He tweeted: 

The Norwegian Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Trine Joranli Eskedal also tweeted:

Congratulations to the people of Sri Lanka on a peaceful parliamentary election. We are looking forward to continuing our cooperation in economic development, democracy and reconciliation for all. 

The United States congratulated the people of Sri Lanka on electing their new parliament despite challenges faced by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The US Embassy tweeted:

On August 5, the people of Sri Lanka exercised a fundamental democratic right and went to the polls to elect their next parliament. The United States congratulates Sri Lanka in conducting the elections in a peaceful and orderly manner despite the challenges faced by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the new parliament convenes, we hope the government will renew its commitments to building an inclusive economic recovery, upholding human rights and the rule of law, and protecting the country's sovereignty. We look forward to partnering with the government and new parliament. 

Alaina B Teplitz, the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives joined other states in congratulating Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on his victory in the parliamentary elections last week.

She tweeted:

“The US looks forward to working closely with the new ministers and PM @PresRajapaksa to renew a bilateral relationship focused on prosperity, rule of law, and strengthening shared democratic values.”

Yesterday, the Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna's (SLPP) swept the polls across the South on their Sinhala nationalist platform as predicted, whilst the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) lost seats in the North-East in Sri Lanka's parliamentary elections.

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