June 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka has unanimously been elected as a Vice President of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Accordingly, Mohan Peiris, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, will assume the relevant position for the Asia Pacific region from 2023 September to 2024 September.
Sri Lanka has been elected for the post of Vice President by a unanimous decision of 193 countries.
Sri Lanka is among 21 member states in total and 5 from the Asia-Pacific Group elected as a vice-President of the United Nations General Assembly this year.
The 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly will begin on September 12 and will continue until September 25.