Sri Lanka

Upcoming elections in Sri Lanka an opportunity for reconciliation – UN chief

The forthcoming provincial elections in Sri Lanka are an important opportunity for reconciliation in the country, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, calling on all parties to take part in the electoral process in a peaceful manner.

Sri Lanka heading in 'authoritarian direction', says UN human rights chief

Although the fighting is over, the suffering is not, the United Nations human rights chief today said wrapping up a week-long visit to Sri Lanka where she warned that the country is sowing the seeds of future discord by limiting personal freedoms and human rights.