US commends high turnout in Lanka election
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 11:04
  
Washington: The United States today commended the people of Sri Lanka for an impressive turnout in the first presidential election of the country after the defeat of the LTTE last year.

"We commend the people of Sri Lanka for a 72 per cent turnout. That is something that is truly remarkable," Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs P J Crowley told reporters at his daily news briefing.

"We'll have more to say after the election results are announced," the senior official said.

Sri Lankan voters exercised their franchise in the country's first post-LTTE presidential election yesterday, expected to be a close finish between incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa and his main challenger Gen Sarath Fonseka.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 11:04


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