Sri Lanka – Parliamentary elections (August 20, 2015)

France commends the smooth conduct of the parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka, which enjoyed a high voter turnout.

This election is a further step toward strengthening democracy. We hope that it will also make it possible to continue the efforts undertaken since the election of President Maithripala Sirisena to promote human rights and reconciliation between communities.

France stands alongside the Sri Lankan authorities and people in this process and intends to work with the new government toward strengthening our bilateral relations.