Let me thank the delegations of who have organized this timely initiative to mark an important milestone in recent times. March 23rd 2020 marked a pivotal moment in international diplomacy.
‘Facets of Sri Lanka’, an event showcasing the many lures that Sri Lanka offers to its visitors was held at the premises of the Sri Lanka Mission to the United Nations in New York on 14 June 2022.
Sri Lanka has regularly shared our progress and challenges in an open exchange with this Council and other organs of the United Nations. It is in this spirit of transparency, candour and openness that I make this address to the current session of the Council.
The United Nations General Assembly adopted today (23rd May 2022), a Sri Lanka sponsored Resolution A/76/L.56, declaring 1st March as World Seagrass Day. The resolution was adopted by consensus, and co-sponsored by 24 countries.