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Sirisena seeks more time to heal divisions

Ban ki-Moon with Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo

By: Eastern Eye Staff

President Maithripala Sirisena last Sunday (September 4) pleaded for more time to bring about reconciliation and ensure accountability seven years after Sri Lanka’s ethnic war that claimed over 100,000 lives. Sirisena said he urged United Nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki-moon during talks last Thursday (1) to be patient with his administration that came to power in January last year on a promise of lasting peace and ethnic unity. “I told him not to be in a hurry. Be patient, give me some more time to rebuild my country,” he said. “The secretary-general had a smile on his face and told…

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