Mr. Douglas Sonak, Deputy American Ambassador, emphasized that the Sri Lankan people should be given the opportunity to express their opinion peacefully.
That is after visiting the Mahanahimis of Malwatu and Asgiri side of Siam Maha Nikaya yesterday (02) morning.
The Deputy Ambassador visited the Mahanayaka of the Siam Maha Nikaya Most Venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Nehemian.
– Warakagoda Sri Gnanaratana Thero –
“So happy. About your arrival. America and we are very friendly countries. have helped us a lot.”
Then, Mr. Douglas Sonak visited and received the blessings of Sri Sumangala, the Mahanayaka of the Malwatu chapter of the Siam Maha Sect at the Malwatu Viharaya.
– Douglas Sonak –
“There is an understanding of the needs of the people of Sri Lanka, as well as how the people of Sri Lanka are currently living.”
– Sri Sumangala Thero of Tibbattuwa –
“Very important. Can’t find from Colombo. You need to walk around the country to see the situation.”
– US Deputy Ambassador Douglas Sonak –
“Last year, the United States gave Sri Lanka 270 million dollars for the people most affected by the economic crisis. Also, we are working with the government to create various regulations and structural reforms for the functioning and efficiency of the economy. In the event of an economic crisis, the way forward is clear for politicians. It doesn’t seem like it. America strongly believes in finding solutions to problems by expressing opinions peacefully. Through that, Sri Lanka can be made into a free, open and prosperous country.”