Local Government Elections are 'critical' - US Ambassador

by Staff Writer 13-3-2023 | 8:31 AM

COLOMBO (News 1st); US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung has stressed that Local Government Election are critical.

" Democracies are understrained across the globe and no democracy stands without the rule of law," she told the 2023 edition of the National Law Conference, the most prestigious event of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka.

"The United States support for the rights of everyday Sri Lankans to voice their concerns peacefully and participate in their government is unwavering. The country's proud history of free elections underpins those rights. Giving citizens the ability to advocate directly to the government in partnership with civil society organisations and through qualified legal representation in an independent judiciary," she added.