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UN will continue to support accountability in Sri Lanka says UN Sec Gen

Congratulating the common opposition's presidential candidate, Maithripala Sirisena, on his election victory, the UN Secretary General reiterated that the UN would "continue to support development, reconciliation, political dialogue and accountability in Sri Lanka."

“The Secretary-General applauds the Sri Lankan Elections Commission for its professionalism in ensuring a peaceful and credible election,” Ban's spokesperson said in a statement on Friday, adding that the "UN chief also commended the efforts of the candidates, including outgoing President Mahinda Rajapaksa, law enforcement agencies and civil society for upholding and respecting democratic governance."

“The Secretary-General looks forward to working with President Maithripala Sirisena and the people of Sri Lanka,” his spokesperson said.

See full statement here.

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