(António Guterres, a UN photo)
Welcoming the appointment of Mr. António Guterres as the Secretary General Designate of the United Nations, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) of Sri Lanka says that it looks forward to working with the new Secretary General to bring about a permanent and honorable peace in Sri Lanka at the earliest.
While wishing him well in his new role, the TNA assures Mr. Guterres of its continued commitment towards the reconciliation process in Sri Lanka and its support towards achieving lasting peace on the basis of justice and equality, within an undivided country.
“The TNA also takes this opportunity to urge Mr. Guterres to continue the work of the outgoing Secretary General, Mr Ban Ki Moon in facilitating efforts to ascertain the truth, and ensure justice with reparation and non-recurrence for the victims in Sri Lanka”, says the statement
The statement is singed by by Hon. R. Sampanthan MP, Leader – Tamil National Alliance and Leader of the Opposition – Sri Lankan Parliament.