President off to NY today
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.