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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on developments in Sri Lanka

Posted on: 11 / 11 / 2018

 

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.

The Secretary-General underlines the utmost importance of respecting democratic processes and institutions and resolving differences in accordance with the rule of law and due process. He renews his call on the Government to ensure peace and safety for all Sri Lankans and uphold its commitments to human rights, justice and reconciliation.

Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General

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Translation 
Sinhala Tamil