Guterres met with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the UN Headquarters on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
The Secretary-General expressed solidarity with Sri Lanka for ongoing challenges related to COVID-19.
The President briefed the Secretary-General on domestic issues, including the reconciliation process.
The UN said that the Secretary-General offered the UN’s support in this regard and reiterated the UN’s view on the importance of ensuring protection of minority rights and civic engagement. (Colombo Gazette)