UN Chief to meet displaced

Ban Ki MoonSecretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon will meet war displaced people during a visit to Sri Lanka next week, the Foreign Ministry said Friday.

Ban Ki-moon will visit Sri Lanka from August 31 to September 2 at the invitation of the Sri Lankan government.

The UN chief is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka in the evening of August 31 from Myanmar, and leave Sri Lanka late at night on Sept. 2 for China to attend the G20 Summit.

In Colombo, the secretary-general will meet Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and call on President Maithripala Sirisena.

The UN chief will travel to the southern town of Galle where he will participate in an event involving youth under the theme “Reconciliation and Coexistence: Role of Youth”.

The secretary-general will travel to the Northern town of Jaffna where he will meet Governor of the Northern Province Reginald Cooray, leader of the Opposition R. Sampanthan and members of the main minority Tamil party, the Tamil National Alliance and visit a resettlement site.

During the visit, the secretary-general will also meet with several Cabinet Ministers including Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera, Speaker of the Parliament Karu Jayasuriya and Political Party Leaders as well as civil society representatives. (Xinhua)

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