UN Secretary General applauds the people of Sri Lanka for peaceful elections


Aug 19, 2015 (LBO) – The UN Secretary-General Ban ki moon has applauded the people of Sri Lanka for the peaceful and broad-based participation in the parliamentary elections of 17 August.

In a statement, he commended the President for having shepherded an inclusive process and the Election Commissioner for his exemplary efforts in helping guarantee the exercise of the right to vote of the people of Sri Lanka.

“The Secretary-General encourages the new Government to make further progress on good governance, accountability and reconciliation,” the statement said.

“He looks forward to continuing to work with the President, the Prime Minister, the Government and the people of Sri Lanka in support of building long-term peace and prosperity for the country.”

Meanwhile Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday speaking to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has congratulated him on his alliance’s wonderful performance in the elections.