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After 30 years of conflict, Sri Lanka still in 'early stages of renewal' – UN rights chief

09 February 2016 – After nearly 30 years of conflict and acrimony that not only cost tens of thousands of lives but also eroded vital components of the State, Sri Lanka is still in the early stages of renewal, the United Nations human rights chief said today, ending a mission to the country.


Five polio-free years in South-East Asia Region, announces UN health agency

12 January 2016 – The United Nations health agency today announced that the South-East Asia Region has completed five years without any case of wild poliovirus, a highly infectious disease that invades the nervous system and for which there is still no cure.


Ban congratulates Sri Lanka on first anniversary of political transition

08 January 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the President of Sri Lanka, the Government and its citizens on the first year of the country's political transition.