US Ambassador Welcomes 21st Amendment; Government efforts to prevent corruption


Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe and US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chang

A meeting between the Minister of Justice, Corrections and Constitutional Reform, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, and the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie Chang, was held yesterday at the Ministry of Justice.

The Ambassador hailed the passage of the 21st Constitution Amendment Bill aimed at strengthening democracy in Sri Lanka despite the various challenges and the passage of many new laws to update the legal system.

Ambassador Chung also appreciated the steps taken by the current government to pass a new anti-corruption law, especially to prevent corruption in Sri Lanka and overcome the economic crisis.

Talks were held with the aim of further improving the existing relations between the two countries, while the Ambassador also expressed her gratitude to the Minister for his participation in the opening ceremony of the new United States Embassy in the United States. Sri Lanka and for the support provided by the government in this regard.

The Ambassador appreciated the welfare programs including mobile services implemented with the aim of providing relief to the people of the northern and eastern provinces and their progress.

Meanwhile, the Minister has informed that all investigations related to missing persons will be completed by December 31 next year.

Following the meeting, Ambassador Chung said in a Twitter post, “It’s great to meet again with Sri Lanka’s Minister of Justice for a conversation about efforts that support the rule of law and Sri Lanka’s ongoing efforts to reform the constitution and the justice sector”.

The Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, Corrections and Constitutional Reforms, Wasantha Perera, also joined the occasion.


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