Written by Tharushan Fernando
23 Sep, 2016 | 9:24 pm
President Maithripala Sirisena, who is in the United States of America to attend the 71st Sessions of the United Nations General Assembly, attended a media briefing in New York where he commented on the positive welcome and praise given to Sri Lanka by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon , US President Barack Obama and other world leaders
“The welcome we received was a much warmer and friendlier one than what we received the previous year”, he said
He added that the world is looking at the Sri Lanka on a positive note with regard to the implementation human rights, judicial independence and on the implementation of the good governance, as well as democracy.
He also noted that there will be no policy change from Sri Lanka, no matter the outcome of the US Presidential elections that will take place on November 08.
The president also commented on his future overseas visits, stating that there have been so many invitations that a decision had to be taken to ‘scale some of them back’.
President Maithripala Sirisena attended the UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases held in New York, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.The Director General of the World Health Organisation, Dr. Margaret Chan had commended President Maithripala Sirisena for the steps taken to develop the health services sector in the country.
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