Prime Minister meets Michèle Coninsx
2019-06-07 at 16:24
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has held discussions with representatives of the United Nations pertaining to formulating national counter terrorism measures.
Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate Michèle Coninsx and a team of UN representatives met with the Prime Minister this morning.
The two parties exchanged views on the need of foreign technology for Sri Lanka to combat terrorism and the need to obtain necessary funds through the Treasury for this purpose.
Meanwhile Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe informed District Secretaries of steps that should be taken to prevent racial conflicts.
The Premier also discussed the conduct of successful Poson commemorations during a meeting held today.
Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe said the tourism sector plays a major role in Sri Lanka’s economy adding that following the Easter Sunday attacks that was followed by travel advisories from many countries, visiting tourists left the island.
The Prime Minister said the government is working towards having the foreign nations relax the travel advisories.
Premier Wickremesinghe said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s impending visit to Sri Lanka is a sign of trust towards the security situation of the country.
The Prime Minister advised District Secretaries, to take precautionary measures in order to avoid situations that racial conflicts may arise.