2018 - 2022
Ms. Hanaa Singer, presented her credentials to His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, as the new United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative, at his residence on Wednesday. Ms. Singer also called on Honourable Tilak Marapana, Minister of Foreign Affairs, earlier this week.
The Secretary-General strongly condemns the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack against a MINUSMA convoy near Douentza, Mopti region, this morning. Two peacekeepers from Sri Lanka were killed and six injured. The Secretary-General expresses his deep condolences to the Government of Sri Lanka and the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.
The Secretary-General welcomes the resolution of the political crisis in Sri Lanka through peaceful, constitutional means, and applauds the resilience of the country’s democratic institutions.
The Secretary-General learned with concern of President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve Sri Lanka’s parliament and move to new parliamentary elections on 5 January 2019.