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MR leaves for New York
[ Sunday, 22 September 2013, 03:41.07 AM GMT +05:30 ]
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, left this morning on a five-day visit to New York to address the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), at the UN headquarters in New York, the President’s Office said.

President Rajapaksa will participate in the general debate of the UNGA and is scheduled to speak on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

President Rajapaksa is also scheduled to participate in a number of bilateral discussions that include ones with the UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon, Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma and several heads-of-state.

First Lady Shiranthi Wickramasinghe, Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management Nimal Siripala de Silva, Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development Dullas Alahapperuma, Monitoring MP of the Ministry of External Affairs Sajin De Vaas Gunawardene, Member of Parliament Lohan Ratwatte and Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga are accompanying President Rajapaksa on the visit.

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