SL is not Anti-China or Pro-India - Mangala in WDC

Friday, 13 February 2015 - 13:14

The U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says that United Nation is always prepared to assist Sri Lanka in its post war reconciliation process.

Addressing the daily media briefing held yesterday at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, Ban Ki-moon’s media spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that Sri Lanka should formulate a mechanism of international standard to address the post war reconciliation.

The U.N. Secretary General’s view is that pushing forward accountability would be the foundation for peace, democracy and development of Sri Lanka.

The spokesman also said that the Secretary General is concerned about the Sri Lankan new government’s efforts to set up a local mechanism.

Meanwhile Dujarric confirmed that the Sri Lanka’s permanent representative in United Nation Dr. Palitha Kohana would relinquish his position.

He further said that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expects to meet Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera who is currently on an official tour of the United States.

Meanwhile, US Secretary of State John Kerry says that with the recent historic presidential election in which the people voted for a change, Sri Lanka has stepped into a new path.

Sri Lanka has focused itself on a path of greater accountability and responsibility aimed at safeguarding human rights, preserving democracy and eradicating corruption.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said so prior to beginning discussions with foreign affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera at the US State Department in Washington.

Minister Mangala Samaraweera also emphasized that while priority was given to the process of reconciliation, unity and multiplicity was the policy of the new Government.

Similarly Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samarweera said at the combined media briefing held prior to beginning the discussion with US Secretary of State John Keri that the US was considered not a threat but an opportunity for Sri Lanka.