The Deputy President visited Sri Lanka as a Special Envoy of President Jacob Zuma. On his trip, that kicked off on Monday, Deputy President Ramaphosa paid a courtesy call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa to deliver a message from President Zuma.
South Africa was invited by the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil National Alliance to share the country’s experiences on lessons learnt from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission as an integral part of their negotiated political settlement.
Ahead of the visit, Deputy President Ramaphosa said: “We will discuss with people in the community. We will also try to help the Sri Lankans with the Truth and Reconciliation process, their own constitutional reform and make sure Sri Lanka does indeed become a stable country where they will enjoy human rights.”