The US Embassy in Colombo, in a statement today, asserted that the US remains neutral with regards to the Presidential elections in Sri Lanka and strongly condemned allegations that they are supporting one side over another.
As the presidential campaign in Sri Lanka enters its final week, the United States reaffirmed its hope that the elections are free, fair, credible and without violence.
“We will work with whomever wins the election to strengthen our longstanding partnership and we will maintain our support for a peaceful, prosperous and democratic Sri Lanka,” the statement further added.
Meanwhile the Norwegian embassy in Sri Lanka today denied that it was involved in a scandal to fund a government parliamentarian switching sides to support the main opposition challenger.
"The accusation is untrue and totally unacceptable. Norway has never -- and will never -- interfere in an election in another country," a Norwegian embassy statement said.
National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa said that Norway had provided a large amount of money to engineer the defection of his colleague M J Muzzamil to the camp of the former Army Chief General Sarath Fonseka.