New York

21 August 2015

Readout of the Secretary-General’s telephone conversation with H.E. Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe, Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

The Secretary-General called the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, H.E. Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe, on 21 August 2015.

The Secretary-General congratulated the Prime Minister on his election and commended his message of good governance and national unity. He noted that the peaceful nature of the polls as well as high voter turn-out were in part a reflection of this message.

The Secretary-General encouraged the Prime Minister and the national unity government to seize this opportunity to advance long-term peace for all Sri Lankans. He wished him success in the important task that lay before him.

The Secretary-General reiterated the United Nations commitment and support to the Sri Lankan people, the President, the Prime Minister and the new Government.