Hurry Up

The United States asked top Sri Lankan politicians to hurry up and sort out their differences, as the ongoing political impasse is hurting the peace process.
US Deputy Secretary Richard Armitage said the current political impasse in Sri Lanka cannot be allowed to continue, and added that he will consult with the other donor co-chairs — Norway, Japan, and the European Union — to define a way forward after taking stock of the situation.rn

rnArmitage made his observations during talks with Economic Reforms Minister Milinda Moragoda in Washington on Monday, where they discussed an array of bilateral issues, including the peace process.rn

rnDuring their meeting, Armitage said that the United States maintains a strong interest in Sri Lanka finding a resolution to its 20-year civil conflict.rn

rnArmitage said that the current domestic political crisis, precipitated in Colombo during the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghes Washington visit, will have a negative impact on the peace process until a clar