UN Secretary-General reaffirms continued support

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres has reaffirmed the UN’s continued support to the Sri Lankan people in their reconciliation efforts and sustainable development.

He stated this during a meeting held with Minister Mangala Samaraweera who was in New York.

Minister Samaraweera was representing Sri Lanka at the Financing for Development Forum of the UN Economic and Social Council held on 15-18 April 2019 at UN Headquarters in New York.

Guterres recalled his first visit to Sri Lanka in 1978 and was impressed by the peaceful resolution of the 50-day political turmoil last year (2018).