2013 - 2017
Presently working as an officer of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service, Ms. Wickramanayake will succeed Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan as the Secretary-General’s next Envoy on Youth.
In light of World Oceans Day on Thursday, 8 June, Ms. Francoise Jacob, the Director and Representative of United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Maldives, published an article highlighting the need for individual action and advocacy to increase conservation efforts for Oceans in Sri Lanka.
Divisional secretariats of 7 districts have been issued an evacuation notice due to adverse weather conditions. All residents are urged to follow evacuation orders to minimize loss of human life.
The UN received a formal request from the Government on 26 May 2017 related to search and rescue efforts following the onset of the monsoon and its impact in the Southern and Western regions of the country. UN agencies are currently supporting the Government’s relief efforts in coordination and resource mobilization.