President addresses the UN General Assembly today

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 - 7:42


The 71st UN General Assembly commenced yesterday and will continue until September 23rd.

President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to address the General Assembly today.

Leaders from 140 countries are participating in this year’s summit, which is being held under the theme - “The Sustainable Development Goals: A Universal Push to transform our World”.

The President has reportedly held bilateral discussions with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and few other leaders.

He also attended the luncheon hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.