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President Maithripala Sirisena left for the United States a short while ago to attend the 71st United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Sessions.

President Sirisena is scheduled to address the General Assembly on September 21 in New York. (T.K.G. Kapila)


  Comments - 18

  • Saman Sunday, 18 September 2016 04:54 PM

    Govt. please make it policy to disclose all taxpayer funded foreign trips, those attending, their associated expenses and the benefits they expect to bring to our country.

    Arnold Monday, 19 September 2016 12:26 PM

    What a difference. MR would have taken a whole Sri Lankan aircraft to NY costing tens of millions of our money.

    Rico Monday, 19 September 2016 10:18 AM

    Godspeed Mr. President. Best wishes and warm regards for you safe trip.

    Leo Monday, 19 September 2016 09:05 AM

    At least now the President can travel to the US unlike the previous dictator who only was able to visit anti US countries degrading our country further. via DM Android App

    Dee Sunday, 18 September 2016 07:54 PM

    Better not fly with drunk pilots ain't it?

    Dayawathie Sunday, 18 September 2016 07:12 PM

    Isn't his son going this time around ?.

    Nimal Sunday, 18 September 2016 06:57 PM

    I hope the president won't repeat what the previous president did,allowing his party to have blue whiskey and beat up one of our High Commissioners.That Vass G hopefully not in the party?

    Neela Sunday, 18 September 2016 06:22 PM

    @Shehan, You are not very knowledgeable!

    Shehan Sunday, 18 September 2016 05:54 PM

    Emirates should be ranked a 7 star airlines by Skytrax rather than 4 star cos it has even the Head of state who is a loyal patron of Emirates rather than his own national carrier despite major safety issues and general poor customer service ny Emirates.

    Citizen Sunday, 18 September 2016 11:22 AM

    Who cares !

    Bala Sunday, 18 September 2016 03:46 PM

    Still better tan 254 delegates in a specail Sri Lankan plane and haanging around there for four days.

    Lokka Sunday, 18 September 2016 03:15 PM

    Marris are you a retard.. via DM Android App

    Shelly. Sunday, 18 September 2016 03:06 PM

    Should send Opposition Leader to represent Pres. next year to make yaha palanaya a success. via DM Android App

    maris Sunday, 18 September 2016 12:57 PM

    Who cares It is our President. I care for an example. via DM Android App

    daisy acchi Sunday, 18 September 2016 12:56 PM

    citizens..... 6.2m do via DM Android App

    johnJames Sunday, 18 September 2016 12:47 PM

    Suppose it was first class on Emirates,as always? Poor Sri Lankan, not even the government fly the flag!

    Dee Sunday, 18 September 2016 11:58 AM

    Certainly not you. But many do. You can go to some rotting country with alibaba and couple of theifs.

    Dinesh Welgama Sunday, 18 September 2016 11:52 AM


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