EU has urged that the new government should ensure reforms to establish democracy. That clearly is the people’s mandate. It also urged the government to ensure national reconciliation, human rights, rule of law and good governance as its priorities.
EU Spokesperson on the Parliamentary Elections in Sri Lanka in his statement, stated:
Parliamentary elections on 17 August in Sri Lanka were genuine, well administered and peaceful overall. The people of Sri Lanka came out to vote in high numbers, confirming their support for continued democratic reform.
The new Government that will be formed as a result of this election will need to have among its priorities continued improvement in good governance, human rights and the rule of law as well as the crucial tasks of accountability and genuine national reconciliation. All political actors should play a constructive role in this process. “