President off to New York

Thursday, 24 September 2015 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

President Maithripala Sirisena left for New York yesterday to attend the 70th United Nations’ General Assembly (UNGA) Sessions, President’s Media said.

He is scheduled to deliver a special address at the General Debate of the 70th UNGA.

President Sirisena will have bilateral meetings with several leaders including Prime Minister of Malta Dr. Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key, and Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull during the summit.

He also will meet the President of ICRC Peter Maurer, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch Kenneth Roth, as well as the Administrator of the UNDP Helen Clark.

External Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Affairs D.M. Swaminathan, Minister of Justice and Buddha Sasana Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe and Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training Mahinda Samarasinghe are accompanying the President.