Sept 25, New York: Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa Tuesday met with the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York .
The President and the UN Chief discussed a range of issues including the post-conflict situation in Sri Lanka, the elections that were recently held in the Northern Province, the implementation of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) and ways in which Sri Lanka and the country's cooperation with the United Nations to work together.
The Secretary-General noted the Sri Lankan Government's latest efforts to conduct the provincial elections and to implement the recommendations of its Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission.
The Secretary-General also addressed the remaining challenges in reconciliation and emphasized the need for a more holistic approach.
The Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Monitoring MP of the Ministry of External Affairs Sajin De Vass Gunawardena, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Dr. Palitha Kohona and Additional Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Mrs. Kshenuka Seneviratne were also present.
President Rajapaksa addressed the UN General Assembly Tuesday.
Video of President's address
Full text of President's speech