On Monday, the United States has praised the restoration of Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe- controversially gets replaced by a former contender in October- and voiced eagerness to work with him.
State Department spokesperson Robert Palladino said that “we are pleased that the leadership in Sri Lanka has resolved the political crisis of the past several weeks in accordance with constitutional norms and the rule of law.”
Mr. Palladino continued, “Sri Lanka is a valued partner in the Indo-Pacific, and we look forward to engaging with Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and his cabinet to advance cooperation on bilateral and regional issues of common interest.”
In October, President Maithripala Sirisena has abruptly been sacked his one-time ally Mr. Wickremesinghe and replaced him with Mahinda Rajapaksa, a former strongman, who had defiantly rejected international calls for accountability on the bloody end of the decades-old Tamil Tiger insurgency.
Mr. Wickremesinghe has dismissed sparked an outcry at abroad and at home, with his allies says that China, which has forged a close economic relationship with Mr. Rajapaksa- was involved and claims denied by China.