UN Chief Ban Ki-moon has highlighted the importance of Sri Lankan government to work constructively with the international community towards national reconciliation.
The UN Chief highlighted this during a meeting with five ambassadors, who handed an observation report on Sri Lanka to the UN Chief in New York.
The UN Chief also said:
“I have consistently underlined the critical importance of addressing accountability in Sri Lanka through a genuine and comprehensive national process achieving national reconciliation. Last week in New York I have received the Japanese ambassador who led the accountability assessment mission to Sri Lanka where representatives of Bangladesh, Nigeria, Rumania, Sri Lanka and a Colombia University professor participated in an observation project to Sri Lanka last December.
I recognized through our meeting with them the important steps taken by the Government of Sri Lanka since the end of the conflict and strongly underlined the need to address the remaining challenges particularly on issues relating to reconciliation and accountability. I highlighted the importance for the Government of Sri Lanka to work constructively with the international community towards that end.”