President Sirisena takes part in key events during New York visit

President Sirisena takes part in key events during New York visit

Written by Staff Writer

29 Sep, 2015 | 7:35 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena who is in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly participated in a number of other key events.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosted world leaders for a luncheon on Monday, September 2.  President Maithripala Sirisena was also among the distinguished invitees.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon , US President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among those seated with President Sirisena at the luncheon.

The President’s Media Division said that this was an important moment for a Sri Lankan Head of State. President Sirisena also met with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and held bilateral discussions.

The President’s Media Unit said that several topics of important to both nations were discussed. President Maithripala Sirisena also attended the Leaders’ Summit on Peace-keeping at the United Nations.

The summit was attended by world leaders including the US President Barack Obama.

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