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US Ambassador meets Speaker Karu Jayasuriya

The new US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Alaina Teplitz, met Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today to discuss the current political crisis in the country.

Ambassador Teplitz, who officially began her tenure in Sri Lanka on 1 November, said in a Twitter post that she met the Speaker to discuss the importance of Parliament reconvening to end the political crisis.

The U.S. Ambassador said the democratic institutions should serve the people of Sri Lanka allowing the elected representatives to decide on the government.