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Friday, 15 January 2016 - 13:17
"Transfer of power in Lanka was smooth" - Ban Ki-moon tells UNGA
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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told the UN General Assembly (UNGA) the transfer of power in Sri Lanka last year following elections, was smooth.

The UN chief mentioned Sri Lanka during an annual informal briefing to the UN General Assembly yesterday (Thursday).

Ban began by declaring that 2016 must be a year in which landmark decisions on sustainable development “gain solid footing on the ground.”

He said that in 2015 there were smooth transfers of power in Sri Lanka and Nigeria, and democratic gains in Myanmar and Tunisia.

The UN Secretary General said that the challenges ahead is to defeat Da-esh, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, Al Qaeda and other such groups but not through counter-productive approaches that fuel extremism.

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