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Buhne To Return With Message From Ban Ki-moon

Jul 16, 2010 11:30:32 PM - thesundayleader.lk

The UN headquarters in New York has confirmed that UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sri Lanka, Neil Buhne, will conclude his visit to New York this week and return to Colombo.

UN Associate Spokesman Farhan Haq told reported in New York that Buhne will return to Sri Lanka with a message to the Sri Lankan government from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Haq said that Buhne will convey the Secretary-General’s strong expectations for a better treatment of the UN family in Sri Lanka, as well as for progress on the range of commitments covered in the Joint Statement of May 2009 including resettlement of internally displaced persons, political reconciliation and accountability.
Responding to a query as to why Buhne was returning to Sri Lanka after being recalled last week, Haq said that the changing circumstances in the country, which had allowed UN staff to return to work without the hindrance that they had faced earlier.