In a time of crisis, the UN head offers Sri Lanka help

Guterres of the United Nations has extended help to the Sri Lankan government and the people . The Secretary-General noted Wickremesinghes efforts to strike a consensus among all political parties in formulating a national strategy to address the countrys growing challenges .

Colombo, September 6: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of the United Nations has extended help to the Sri Lankan government and the people to meet their immediate and long-term needs.According to a statement issued by President Media Division, the United Nations is ready to assist the government and the Sri Lankan people in meeting their immediate and long-term needs and is looking forward to continuing the United Nations' involvement in fostering peace, sustainable development, and promotion of human rights for all Sri Lankans.The Secretary-General noted Wickremesinghe's efforts to strike a consensus among all political parties in formulating a national strategy to address the country's growing challenges, according to the statement.In addition, praise has been expressed for Sri Lanka's efforts towards women's political participation and urging the President's leadership to accelerate progress, according to the study.

Former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on May 9, and his brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, resigned the following day, leaving the country.Ranil Wickremesinghe, the president of Sri Lanka, was elected interim president on July 20.On July 18, Wickremesinghe declared a state of emergency and called out all the members of the Armed Forces, except the Constitution, with an order on July 21, 2022.In the recent history, emergency powers have been used to detain people without involving the normal court system, and they have been used to encourage human rights abuses.