Pres­i­dent off to NY to­day

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS -

Pres­i­dent Maithri­pala Sirisena leaves to­day for New York to at­tend the 72nd ses­sions of the United Na­tions Gen­eral Assem­bly.

The theme for this year’s ses­sion will be “Fo­cus­ing on Peo­ple: Striv­ing for Peace and a De­cent Life for All on a Sus­tain­able Planet.”

Pres­i­dent Sirisena will be ac­com­pa­nied by For­eign Sec­re­tary Prasad Kariyawasam and se­nior of­fi­cials in the For­eign Min­istry. For­eign Min­is­ter Ti­lak Mara­pana will not travel in view of next week’s Par­lia­ment ses­sions.

A group of deputy min­is­ters are ex­pected to leave later next week to join the Sri Lanka del­e­ga­tion.

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