Ranil Wickramasinghe was sworn in today as the 8th Executive President of Sri Lanka, and diplomats from many leading countries issued announcements stating that they will provide their utmost support to end the economic crisis faced by the country.
In a statement, American Ambassador Julie Chung stated that her side is ready to work with the current President.
She further stated that during this challenging period, it is imperative that all parties redouble their efforts to face the economic crisis, uphold democracy and accountability and work together to build a stable and secure future for all Sri Lankans.
British High Commissioner Sarah Hulton said the United Kingdom looks forward to working with the new government led by Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe if it works to meet the needs of all Sri Lankans, including demands for political and economic reforms.
The High Commission of India in Colombo said that the Parliament of Sri Lanka elected Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe as the President of Sri Lanka in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of Sri Lanka.
“As a close friend and neighbor of Sri Lanka and a fellow democracy, we will continue to support the people of Sri Lanka for stability and economic recovery through democratic methods and values, established democratic institutions and constitutional framework. The Indian High Commission said in a statement.
The Canadian High Commission in Colombo also issued a statement to appreciate the efforts for urgent political and economic reforms to alleviate the difficulties faced by the Sri Lankan people and to focus on promoting and respecting democracy and human rights while the Government of Sri Lanka works to resolve the current crisis. It is mentioned.
The Australian High Commission in Colombo says that Ranil Wickremesinghe was elected as the President of Sri Lanka through a democratic and constitutional process.
It added that Australia will continue to support the people of Sri Lanka while encouraging the new government, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), to work towards long-term economic stability.
The New Zealand High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Mr. Michael Appleton, said that Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe was chosen by the Parliament of Sri Lanka as the 8th President of Sri Lanka.
This is the first step in a political transition that will include the appointment of a new prime minister and cabinet. New Zealand aspires to form an inclusive government, in accordance with the will of Parliament and the Sri Lankan people.
As Sri Lankans continue to face significant difficulties as a result of the economic crisis, there is an urgent need to reach an agreement with the International Monetary Fund and implement corresponding economic reforms. He added that New Zealand will continue to work with international partners to help Sri Lankans during this challenging time.