President Maithripala Sirisena left for New York today to attend the 70th United Nations' General Assembly (UNGA) sessions.
He is scheduled to deliver a special address at the General Debate of the UNGA on September 30.
The President will have bilateral meetings with several leaders including Prime Minister of Malta Dr. Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key and Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull during his visit.
He will also meet the ICRC President, Peter Miurer, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, Kenneth Roth and UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark.
Ministers Mangala Samaraweera, D.M. Swaminathan, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe and Mahinda Samarasinghe are accompanying the President.