Sept 15, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will participate in the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly that will open on 17 September in New York, the Ministry of External Affairs announced.
A special group of representatives including the Minister of External Affairs Professor G L Peiris, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN Dr. Palitha Kohona will also attend the Sessions.
The President is expected to address the General Debate that will run from 24-27 September and 30 September- 1 October.
On the sideline of the General Assembly sessions, External Affairs Minister Prof. Peiris is expected to hold discussions with several foreign ministers, including the foreign ministers of SAARC countries.
The Minister is expected to apprise the other foreign ministers of the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that will be held in Colombo and other forums associated with it.
During the General Assembly Sessions Minister Peiris is also expected to participate in the 36th Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of G-15 Group, of which Sri Lanka is the current chair.