Colombo, July 26: The International Democrat Union (IDU) congratulates Ranil Wickremesinghe on his election as the 8th President of Sri Lanka. President Wickremesinghe takes office in the most challenging political and economic situation the country has ever faced. The mismanagement under the previous President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the corruption of the Rajapaksa family have led the country into a state of collapse.
President Wickremesinghe is the most experienced politician Sri Lanka can entrust with the leadership of the country in this situation. As a six-time prime minister, he has proven that he can resolve political crises for the benefit of the people while gaining the trust and support of the international community for his good governance.
We therefore call on all international friends and partners to support Sri Lanka, President Wickremesinghe, and the United National Party (UNP) in their efforts to lead the country out of the crisis and get the necessary financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. END