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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2737

UN Secretary-General’s telephone conversation with Mr. Maithripala Sirisena

New York, 21 August , (Asiantribune.com):

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on the new government in Sri Lanka under United National Front (UNF) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to make further progress on good governance, accountability and reconciliation.

The Secretary-General had a phone conversation with the President of Sri Lanka, Mr. Maithripala Sirisena, on 19 August 2015.

The Secretary-General congratulated the people of Sri Lanka on the peaceful and inclusive parliamentary elections held on 17 August and expressed appreciation for the work of the Election Commissioner.

The Secretary-General encouraged the President to lay the foundation for long-lasting peace, and he offered the UN’s unwavering support to the President, the Prime Minister-designate and the new Government in advancing this goal.

He wished him well with his legislative agenda and looked forward to meeting him at the 70th session of the General Assembly in September.

- Asian Tribune -

UN Secretary-General’s telephone conversation with Mr. Maithripala Sirisena
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