The United Nations and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa have had talks on sustainable peace and harmony.
UN Resident Coordinator Hanaa Singer said that she met the President and discussed discussed UN assistance for public sector innovation, modernization and digital transformation for climate change.
She said that they also discussed youth skills development, education, agriculture and sustainable peace and harmony.
Singer said that the UN is working with Sri Lanka to accelerate Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Meanwhile, the President’s Office quoted Rajapaksa as saying he outlined his plans to address the issue of missing persons.
“He explained that these missing persons are actually dead. Most of them had been taken by the LTTE or forcefully conscripted. The families of the missing attest to it. However, they do not know what has become of them and so claim them to be missing,” President Rajapaksa’s office said.
The President has said that after the necessary investigations are completed steps would be taken to issue a death certificate to these missing persons.
“Afterwards their families would be given the support they need to continue with their lives. Tamil politicians reject this solution as that would nullify their political agenda. However, this would help the affected families,” he said. (Colombo Gazette)