2018 - 2022
The United Nations in Sri Lanka is concerned about emerging incidents of communal violence and tension in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday terrorist Attacks. The United Nations calls on the Government and the security forces to ensure that the situation does not escalate.
UN Headquarters will observe the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Friday, 24 May 2019. UN Secretary-General to commemorate fallen peacekeepers, Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage to be awarded for the first time since inaugural medal
— Two fallen Sri Lankan peacekeepers to be among those honoured —
On the day of Vesak, commemorating the birth, life and attainment of ultimate Nirvana of Lord Buddha, I extend my heartfelt wishes to all the people of Sri Lanka. At this time in Sri Lanka’s history, it is important to remember the fundamental teachings of Buddhism that are also represented in the Sri Lankan flag by the four Bodhi leaves; Mettā, Karunā, Muditā, and, Upekkhā.
I extend best wishes to all celebrating Vesak, a sacred occasion to millions around the world. On the Day of Vesak, let us renew our commitment to building a world of peace and dignity for all.