Thursday, 20 February 2014 - 13:03
Ban Ki-moon invited to visit Sri Lanka
The Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki Moon has been invited to engage in a tour of Sri Lanka.
Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development Dullas Alahepperuma has extended this invitation to the Secretary General of the UN to attend the World Youth Summit which will be held in Sri Lanka this May.
The minister had invited the Secretary General of the UN when he met with Ban Ki Moon at the UN Headquarters in New York.
In a statement issued by the UN, it was stated that Minister Alahapperuma and the Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki Moon had engaged in discussions regarding the issues faced by the youth including unemployment.
The statement issued by the UN also stated that the Secretary General of the UN had focused on ending violence and guiding youth towards peace and reconciliation.
However, during the daily media briefing held at the UN headquarters yesterday, the spokesperson for the Secretary General of the UN did not state whether Minister Dullas Alahepperuma had extended an invitation to the Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki Moon to tour Sri Lanka.
He stated that it is not the tradition of the UN to publish such information.