Jul 22, 2022

Not the time to crack down on citizens - US ambassador

US ambassador to Sri Lanka - Julie Chung has said she had met with President Ranil Wickremesinghe to express her 'grave concern over the unnecessary & deeply troubling escalation of violence against protesters overnight.'

"The President & cabinet have an opportunity and an obligation to respond to the calls of Sri Lankans for a better future," she adds.

"This is not the time to crack down on citizens, but instead to look ahead at the immediate and tangible steps the Government can take to regain the trust of the people, restore stability, and rebuild the economy," the ambassador further notes.

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