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Reconciliation and sustainable dev in SL: UN to continue support – Secy Gen

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera with UN Secretary General António Guterres / Image courtesy Ministry of FInance

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has assured Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera of continued support for Sri Lanka’s reconciliation and sustainable development agenda.

Guterres had made this assurance when Samaraweera called on him in New York on Tuesday (16). The Minister is is New York to represent Sri Lanka at the Financing for Development Forum of the UN Economic and Social Council.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Finance, the Secretary-General, recalling his first visit to the island in 1978, had told Samaraweera that he was impressed by the peaceful resolution of the recent political crisis in Sri Lanka.