Sri Lanka should act against US interference in elections, following the pledge made by US presidential candidate Joe Biden to end foreign interference in US polls, SLPP candidate Namal Rajapaksa said yesterday. In a tweet, he said, “US presidential candidate Joe Biden puts foreign governments on notice and vows to act aggressively against interference in US elections. Maybe foreign governments including Sri Lanka should do the same for US interference in their elections.”
The former MP tweeted while sharing an article on the New York Times titled, “Biden, Lawmakers Warn of Foreign Interference in Election.”
The article read, “Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said he is putting Russia and other foreign governments “on notice” that he would act aggressively as president to counter any interference in US elections. The statement came hours after Democratic leaders issued a new warning that Congress appears to be the target of a foreign interference campaign.
Biden said in a statement Monday that he would treat foreign interference as “an adversarial act that significantly affects the relationship between the United States and the interfering nation’s government.” He criticized President Donald Trump for not doing enough in response to U.S. intelligence agencies’ assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.