Monday, February 1, 2010

Leading Expat Group in US Calls on the International Community to Respect the Democratic Mandate of the People of Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan Presidential Election - 2010 : Jan. 26, 2010

We, the members of Sri Lankan Patriots, an organization that has been in the forefront of the anti-LTTE campaign, have closely monitored the progress of the presidential election in Sri Lanka and, we are happy to note that the independent election monitoring bodies have reported that it has been conducted virtually free of violence and absence of any malpractices. The candidates must accept the people’s decision and not seek other means to unlawfully change the result which may not be to their liking.

In light of this, we request that the international community respect the democratic mandate of the people of Sri Lanka and refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka on behalf of any candidate of their preference.

We trust the international community will respect the sovereign rights of the Sri Lanka and help the rebuilding of the nation in a new era, free of the scourge of terrorism.

“Sri Lankan Patriots”
California 91352, USA