UN envoy meets President and discusses political crisis

The UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka, Hanaa Singer met President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today and discussed the prevailing political crisis.

The President’s office said that during the meeting, the President apprised the UN representative on the political situation and assured her that the Government has taken all the steps in accordance with the Constitution of the country.

President Sirisena further said that at present Sri Lanka is executing its functions within a democratic framework and appreciated the assistance given by the UN to Sri Lanka.

Expressing her views, Ms. Hanaa Singer said that the UN is ready to provide every possible assistance to Sri Lanka in the future as well. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. We, as people in the island of Sri Lanka (SL), must be responsible citizens and understand the present political situation in SL well, its political history and act meaningfully, appropriately and seriously.

    First, we need to know the basics of Democracy and proper governance (DAPG) in SL and the mistakes and blunders of the past which caused pain, agony and violence.

    DAPG in SL, at the time of independence in 1948, correctly had three independent functionaries; (1). The Executive – The Governor General, and now the President (2) The Legislature – The Parliament and Senate and now the Parliament only (3) The judiciary.

    For SL to be good, peaceful and stable, a truthful dedication of people and their leaders; freed from greed, selfishness, arrogance and pride capable of creating harmony amongst people is vital. This is possible when there is truthful harmony established between (1), (2) and (3) above.

    We all must admit, that we failed miserably to abide by DAPG from 1948, to democratically and properly govern the island. We must start to think correctly with remorsefulness, repentance, change of mind and embark on correcting the terrible blunders made by our greedy and untruthful leaders, during the past 70 years, violating the principles of DAPG. We are in the darkest and the most uncertain times of our history and we must come to the light. Time is now not tomorrow.


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