The United States congratulated  Sri Lanka today on conducting the elections in a peaceful and orderly manner despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

" As the new parliament convenes, we hope the government will renew its commitments to building an inclusive economic recovery, upholding human rights and the rule of law, and protecting the country's sovereignty.  We look forward to partnering with the government and new parliament," the US Embassy said in a news release.