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President Mahinda Rajapaksa, left this morning on a five-day visit to New York to address the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), at the UN headquarters in New York, the President’s Office said.

President Rajapaksa will participate in the general debate of the UNGA and is scheduled to speak on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

President Rajapaksa is also scheduled to participate in a number of bilateral discussions that include ones with the UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon, Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma and several heads-of-state.

First Lady Shiranthi Wickramasinghe, Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management Nimal Siripala de Silva, Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development Dullas Alahapperuma, Monitoring MP of the Ministry of External Affairs Sajin De Vaas Gunawardene, Member of Parliament Lohan Ratwatte and Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga are accompanying President Rajapaksa on the visit.

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  • ANTON Sunday, 22 September 2013 02:32 AM


    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 22 September 2013 03:06 AM

    At least once a month he is going some where. Just see the people taking for these trips. If he want to travel, why he cant accompany his Foreign Minister only, What a waste of public money.

    Rukshan Edirisinghe Sunday, 22 September 2013 03:20 AM

    Why not 200 plus delegation this time??? You do know that you won't have to pay right??? Its only tax payers money! Its for u to enjoy Sir!

    raspi Sunday, 22 September 2013 03:30 AM

    Have a nice time and come.we have enough money to pay your bills

    Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 22 September 2013 03:37 AM

    Hopefully, cheer girl Pillay would be waiting at the entrance to welcome him and his entourage!

    Ryan Sunday, 22 September 2013 03:42 AM

    He is a happy man today, for democratising the entire country

    Naman Sunday, 22 September 2013 05:43 AM

    For demonising and not democratising!

    Renu Sunday, 22 September 2013 06:23 AM

    What is he going to speak about. Chinese projects & commissions7gnkq

    Exorcistst Sunday, 22 September 2013 07:32 AM

    Ha, the election results of the central and the north central. Now you can propose to any one with the barriers of any boundaries in GOSL

    MirakRajBanda Monday, 23 September 2013 05:48 AM

    Any secret mission (as always) to Canada?

    Saskia Monday, 23 September 2013 09:49 AM

    Nobody will respect him there since he has never fulfilled the promises given to International community. He is seen as a liar.

    asitha Monday, 23 September 2013 01:11 PM

    Why not take that joker Mervin and the foul mouthed Modawansa

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