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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, in a telephone conversation with President Maithripala Sirisena, said he looked forward to the enactment of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.

The government is trying to enact electoral reforms in the form of a 20th Amendment. According to the President's Media, the UN Secretary General contacted the President over the phone this evening and commended the efforts being made to bring about peace and reconciliation among the different ethnic groups in the country.

The Secretary General had also commended what the President's Media unit referred to as, 'Mr. Sirisena's dedicated commitment' to enact the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

The President had reportedly responded by saying that he intended to work towards the enactment of the 20th Amendment to change the current electoral system. (Kelum Bandara)
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  • Dakuna Friday, 05 June 2015 02:39 PM

    How did they communicate over the phone !!!

    Mr. Hopeful Friday, 05 June 2015 02:40 PM

    Dear Mr.President, For the first time of our post indepence politics there is a semblance of a STATEMAN. All other leaders were politicians. The difference between a Politician and a Stateman is that the politicians think of his own interest/party interest and of day to day advantage. Stateman do not think of all these but the welfare of next generation in selfless style. The odd comments such as not standing up to the West or Indians is rubbish. That explain how ignorant they are of the relations between/among countries. You have internationally and internally has brought us pride and fame. Let the dogs bark. Our praise worthy caravan should move on and bring lasting stability and peace to this country. Sinhala chauvinism should come to an end. We admire you and are thankful to you. Theruwan Saranai.

    Bubble Banda Thursday, 04 June 2015 10:59 PM

    Probably President would have told Banky to prepare

    Horri Jimonis Thursday, 04 June 2015 11:03 PM

    For sure, Hon. President would have discussed with UN Gen. Sec. how he could arrest MR for all his wrong doings.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 04 June 2015 11:06 PM

    Our President is really great.... He has always keeps right links with the great world leaders, unlike our Old King who has only China.

    Tikiri Bandara Thursday, 04 June 2015 11:29 PM

    Congratulations Mr. President. You will be remembered not only Sri Lankans but by the Leaders of the free world as a great politician and a leader of the people. Please ensure 20th Amendment is passed in the parliament before it is dissolved. Otherwise we will miss the opportunity forever and we have to face the curse of future generations for not fulfilling our desires.

    sg Thursday, 04 June 2015 11:43 PM

    If go in to incorrect path, every thing will be shorted out positively,

    Dr Quintus Kalpage Friday, 05 June 2015 01:43 AM

    What you have is a President who is a pawn in the h ands of the Western Interests and Indian Interests. He has to play and is playing according to the interests and wishes of the USA, UK,EU and Indian Interests.The former President stood up to their demands. He stood tall.

    patriot Friday, 05 June 2015 02:11 AM

    Is it a coincidence to get this call at this critical juncture?

    Cheers Friday, 05 June 2015 02:14 AM

    Internationally recognised yes as he is a easy scape goat will do anything what they say not a true lankan not strong

    Push Friday, 05 June 2015 02:16 AM

    His touch on the 20th Amendment seems to show some remote control unit in operation.

    mountain Friday, 05 June 2015 11:39 AM

    Now we under CIA. via DM Android App

    vithu Friday, 05 June 2015 05:46 AM

    well done sir. we are proud of you. alot to go via DM Android App

    simon Friday, 05 June 2015 05:55 AM

    What interest he has with the 20th Amendment ?He is full of it !

    mohamed Friday, 05 June 2015 12:25 PM

    true leader true respect from all over the world

    citizen a Friday, 05 June 2015 07:17 AM

    Well at this juncture about 20A.well Mr.Dhanapala (UN) will be able to say something about this.

    Lanka Watch Friday, 05 June 2015 07:24 AM

    Never in the history of Sri Lanka,UN and internationalcommunity recognised the good work done so far by the current President to this extent. It is unpatriotic of some people to say the govt.. and the President playing into the hands of the West and these are the words of the losers. Be proud that there is help from UN and the International community for our country as long as this President is in power..

    Chams Friday, 05 June 2015 07:57 AM

    He is a statesman not a village politician.

    Premalal Friday, 05 June 2015 08:11 AM

    Yes Dr. Watson he looked after the Chinese interest and of course his own in the process. He even let them have a part of the country along with the coast. Great patriots you and him.

    sri lankan Saturday, 06 June 2015 06:31 AM

    Thank you

    MilkyWay Thursday, 04 June 2015 09:51 PM

    At last we have a great President who is internationally recognised. Now we need to move on!


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