Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 13:58
UN Secretary-General discusses 100-day plan with Sri Lankan President
The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spoken on the phone with President Maithripala Sirisena and discussed the President's 100-day plan.
The Spokesperson of the Secretary-General said Ban Ki Moon spoke on the phone with President Sirisena and congratulated him on his election and the successful conclusion of the presidential election.
The Secretary-General and President Sirisena discussed the President's 100-day plan and Sri Lanka’s post-war agenda.
Meanwhile, The US offered to immediately engage with the new Sri Lankan government but cautioned that there are still “real challenges” in the country.
US Secretary of State John Kerry telephoned President Maithripala Sirisena late Sunday to say the US now hoped to strengthen its ties with Colombo.
Kerry is in India ahead of a visit by US President Barack Obama, who will be guest of honour at the country’s January 26th Republic Day celebrations.