Ban Ki-moon congratulates Sirisena, welcomes reforms agenda
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated President Maithripala
Sirisena, the government and the people of Sri Lanka on the first year
of the country's political transition. He said he was encouraged by the
government's commitment to a broad reform agenda that aims to realise
durable peace, stability and prosperity for its citizens.
The Secretary-General acknowledged the steps the government had taken
to strengthen good governance, promote reconciliation and implement the
Resolution of the Human Rights Council of October 2015. He urged
continued progress in these areas and stressed the need for inclusive
consultation to address issues of transitional justice.
A statement released by the UN said the Secretary-General was
supportive of the government's efforts to promote a nation-wide dialogue
to achieve a long-term political settlement acceptable to all.
He welcomed the government's announcement to commence Constitutional
Reforms. He called on all stakeholders to cooperate in a spirit of
inclusion and good faith.