President Maithripala Sirisena left for New York today to attend the 70th United Nations General Assembly.
The President is scheduled to deliver his address at the Assembly on 30th September morning.
He is expected to enlighten the General Assembly on Sri Lanka’s stand on the reports released on alleged human rights violations.
The President will also attend the Economic Conference held on 27th September in New York.
During his stay in the United States the President is scheduled to hold bilateral discussions with the American President Barack Obama and the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
External Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Affairs D.M. Swaminathan, Minister of Justice and Buddha Sasana Wijeyadasa Rajapaksha and Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training Mahinda Samarasinghe will be accompanying the President in this visit.
Update : Wednesday, 23 September 2015 - 11:24
President departs to US today
President Maitripala Sirisena is scheduled to depart for the US this forenoon for addressing the 70th UN General Assembly.
The President will address the conference on 30th of this month at 9. 45 a.m. New York time.
The President who will join in addressing the Economic Conference held on 27th of this month in New York and also scheduled to meet and hold discussions with several State Leaders including US President Barrack Obama.
Minister Mangala Samarasinghe, Dr. Wijedasa Rajapaksa, D. N. Swaminathan and Mahinda Samarasinghe too will join the President in this tour.
Meanwhile state leaders of many countries in the world are heading for New York by now to participate in the 70th UN General Assembly. His Holiness, Pope Francis has already arrived in New York.