As the crisis in Sri Lanka worsens, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said that he is following the situation in the island nation “very closely”. Urging all party leaders to “embrace the spirit of compromise for a peaceful and democratic transition”, the UN chief said that the “root causes of the conflict” and “protestors’ grievances” must be addressed.
“I continue to follow the situation in Sri Lanka very closely. It is important that the root causes of the conflict and protestors’ grievances are addressed. I urge all party leaders to embrace the spirit of compromise for a peaceful and democratic transition,” the UN chief wrote on Twitter.