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Wednesday,  January 14, 2015 - 05.37 GMT
UN chief congratulates President Maithripala Sirisena


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in a telephone conversation, congratulated newly elected President Maithripala Sirisena and discussed the nation’s future development plans and post-war agenda.

Mr. Ban called the President to congratulate him and the country on the successful conclusion of the presidential election, according to a statement released by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson at UN Headquarters in New York.

“The Secretary-General and President Sirisena discussed the President’s 100-day plan and Sri Lanka’s post-war agenda. The Secretary-General affirmed continuous support by the UN to Sri Lanka,” the statement said.

Mr. Sirisena was elected as Sri Lanka’s President last week. During the conversation, Mr. Ban welcomed the constitutional transfer of power. He also applauded the Sri Lankan Elections Commission for its professionalism in ensuring a peaceful and credible poll.





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