The Government has emphasized that as a member of the world body, it wants to work together in order to achieve permanent peace.
Minister Basil Rajapaksa laid this emphasis speaking at the World humanitarian Day event held at the UN compound in Colombo today. He thanked the UN for the humanitarian support it gave Sri Lanka following the war. The Minister pointed out that Sri Lanka could not have achieved what it had achieved at this moment sans the help of all humanitarian workers and the UN organization. On behalf of the government and the people of Sri Lanka, Mr. Rajapaksa thanked the UN country office, especially the Country Director and all the other country heads in the UN family and all the donors who helped through UN and directly to the Sri Lanka Government and the people of Sri Lanka.
Also speaking at the event, UN Country Representative Neil Buhne noted that through a broad partnership in support of Sri Lankan national efforts, hundreds and thousands displaced by terrorism were given humanitarian assistance.