Sri Lanka

In phone call, UN chief congratulates newly elected President of Sri Lanka

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in a phone call to Sri Lanka today, congratulated newly elected President Maithripala Sirisena and discussed the nation’s future development plans and post-war agenda.

Ban commends success of Sri Lanka presidential election, peaceful transfer of power

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the people of Sri Lanka on the successful conclusion of the country’s presidential election, and welcomed the constitutional transfer of power.