Sept 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa will attend the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, which begins in New York on September 21, President’s Media Division announced.
This is the first time the President will be addressing the UN General Assembly and is attending a foreign conference outside the country.
During his visit, President Rajapaksa is scheduled to hold bilateral discussions with a number of Heads of State on a multitude of areas, including the economy, education and agriculture.
Foreign Minister Prof. GL Peiris, Chief Adviser to the President Lalith Weeratunga and Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage will accompany the President on the visit.
Considering his personal policy and the current situation in the country, the President has decided to make the visit with the participation of a minimum number of delegates.
Accordingly, this is the lowest number of Sri Lankan delegates to the UN General Assembly in recent history, and First Lady Ioma Rajapaksa will join the tour at her own expense.