UN chief to travel SL next week…

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to visit Sri Lanka from August 31st to September 2, his office announced. During his stay, the UN Chief will meet with President Maithripala Sirisena, and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, and other members of the Government and Parliament.

He will also deliver a keynote speech at a public event on the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal 16, dedicated to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development.

While in Sri Lanka, the Secretary-General will also visit a resettlement site in Jaffna in the North of the country, and participate in an event on the role of youth in reconciliation and coexistence in Galle, in the South of the island. Ban will travel to Sri Lanka during a five-stop Asia tour. He will start his tour to Asia next week starting from Singapore, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, China and Laos.