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UN Secretary-General Applauds the People of Sri Lanka for Peaceful Elections

Posted on: 19 / 08 / 2015

New York, 18 August 2015

The Secretary-General applauds the people of Sri Lanka for their peaceful and broad-based participation in the parliamentary elections of 17 August.  He commends 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. 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.

Source: UN News Centre