by Reps. Danny Davis & Bill Johnson, Co-Chairs, Caucus on Religious & Ethnic Freedom in Sri Lanka
by Senator Sherrod Brown
BROWN STATEMENT FOLLOWING SRI LANKAN PARLIAMENT VOTE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) issued the below statement after the Sri Lankan Parliament voted in favor of former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as President.
“Today, the Sri Lankan parliament elected Ranil Wickremesinghe as president; I urge the new President to work with all aspects of Sri Lankan civil society, including religious and ethnic minorities, to address economic, human rights, and rule of law concerns. The conditions, which thousands of Sri Lankans have protested over the last few months, need to be addressed and I support everyone’s right to peacefully protest for accountability.”