US expects Sri Lankan Presidential Polls next year?
Colombo (LNW): US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung anticipates presidential elections will occur in the island nation next year.
She stressed the importance of timely elections for any democracy, which is why a presidential election is expected in the coming year.
Furthermore, she expressed optimism that in accordance with the constitution, Local Government Elections, Parliamentary Elections, and Provincial Council Elections will also proceed as planned.
“All those things give the people a voice, to be able to voice their opinion through the ballot box and to be able to choose their leadership,” News1st quoted Chung.
“We hope that the elections stay on schedule next year and onwards, and we are looking forward to seeing that free and fair election, and that culture of free and fair elections that’s been in Sri Lanka for decades continue,” she noted.