A collection of thirty-one civil society organisations today handed over a letter to the UN office in Colombo appealing the UN and the international community to give room and allow Sri Lanka to determine its future.
“Our appeal is to give us space. Give us a chance to sort out our internal issues. When we can’t and we want help, we will certainly reach out for help. But, we want to be the change we want to see and the world must allow us to do so. We are a sovereign nation - we are Sri Lankans. Allow us to build our nation at our own space and pace,” in the letter, the civil society collection said.
The letter addressing Hanaa Singer-Hamdy, the UN Resident Coordinator is as follows,