COLOMBO (News 1st); The United States of America has expressed concern over the deployment of the military in Sri Lanka.
“We stress, we emphasize that peaceful protesters should never be subjected to violence or intimidation, whether by a military force or a civilian unit,” Ned said on Tuesday (10). Price, spokesperson for the US State Department.
“More generally, we are deeply concerned by reports of an escalation of violence in Sri Lanka in recent days. We condemn, as I have said before, violence against peaceful protesters. We call for a thorough investigation, arrests and prosecution of anyone inciting and involved in acts of violence. As I said before, we are also closely monitoring the deployment of troops, which is of concern to us, and we are also following closely the political developments and the situation on the ground in Sri Lanka following the resignation of the Prime Minister,” he added.
The US State Department has urged government and political leaders to work quickly to ensure public safety and to work together to identify and implement solutions to achieve long-term economic and political stability in Sri Lanka.
The government must address the dissatisfaction of the Sri Lankan people with the economic crisis, including shortages of electricity, food and medicine, as well as their concerns about the political future of their country, he said. he adds.