U.S ambassador stresses need for political reforms desired by people

U.S ambassador stresses need for political reforms desired by people

May 28, 2022   12:06 pm

U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie Chung says she is hopeful the government, including the new Prime Minister, would be able to bring about political stability and overcome the current economic crisis.

Her remarks came during a meeting with Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena on Friday (May 27) at the Parliament Premises.

The U.S. envoy also emphasized the need to carry out the political reforms desired by the people and to safeguard democracy in the country.

Ambassador Chung further said that she hopes to enhance relations between the two countries through the Sri Lanka-USA Parliamentary Friendship Association.

She appreciated the role played by the Women Parliamentarians Caucus and discussed the need to increase the representation of women.

The Speaker also expressed his gratitude to the United States of America for its continued support to strengthen democracy in Sri Lanka.

This is the first meeting between Ambassador Chung and the Speaker since her appointment as U.S. envoy to Sri Lanka.

The U.S. envoy and the Speaker were joined by Secretary General of Parliament Mr. Dhammika Dasanayake during this meeting.

Disclaimer: All the comments will be moderated by the AD editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or slanderous. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side). Do use these forums to voice your opinions and create healthy discourse.

Most Viewed Video Stories

Sri Lanka's economy contracts by 1.6% in first quarter of 2022 (English)

Sri Lanka's economy contracts by 1.6% in first quarter of 2022 (English)

Sri Lanka's public transport services in disarray due to fuel shortage (English)

World Bank to redesign 17 ongoing projects in Sri Lanka (English)

PM briefs head of mediatutions on current economic situation in Sri Lanka (English) insti

232 inmates who escaped Kandakadu rehab centre nabbed; over 200 still at large (English)

Chief Prelate of Asgiriya Chapter expresses disappointment about country’s situation

NEWS IN BRIEF - 2022.06.29

We are ready to take over the government - Anura Kumara