UN chief Ban Ki-moon has asked the Sri Lankan government to continue moving forward in advancing reconciliation and good governance as the country continues its political transition.

”He urges continued progress in these areas and emphasises the need for inclusive consultation processes to address issues of transitional justice,” said a statement issued yesterday by Ban’s spokesman on the occasion of the first anniversary of the island nation’s political transition.

In the October resolution, the UN’s human rights body had unanimously recommended a credible probe involving foreign judges and prosecutors into the alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka in the brutal war against the LTTE.

He called on all stakeholders to cooperate in a spirit of inclusion and good faith.”The Secretary-General remains committed to supporting Sri Lanka’s reform initiatives to secure long-term peace, prosperity and respect for human rights, including through financial support from the Peacebuilding Fund and technical assistance,” the statement said adding that he commends Sri Lanka’s leadership in working to transform the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals into reality on the ground.