Colombo, Sri Lanka, 15 December 2021: United Nations Assistant Secretary General, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Assistant Administrator and Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, Ms. Kanni Wignaraja met with key Government representatives today including the Hon. Minister of Justice, Ali Sabry; Hon. Foreign Minister, G.L.Peiris; and Hon. Minister of Mass Media, Dullas Alahapperuma. Also present at the meetings were Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, Mr. Priyantha Mayadunne; and Foreign Secretary, Admiral (Retd.) Jayanath Colombage.
Ms. Kanni Wignaraja reiterated UNDP’s commitment and long-standing support to the Government of Sri Lanka through its work with the justice sector, while looking to strengthen collaboration with the Ministry of Mass Media to develop joint initiatives towards fostering human agency and stewardship, and policy initiatives aligning with government priorities.