Written by Devuni Goonewardene
26 Sep, 2018 | 10:40 pm
Colombo (News 1st) – Addressing the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York , President Maithripala Sirisena called upon the international community to look at Sri Lanka with a fresh perspective.
This year’s theme of the UNGA Session is, “Making the United Nations Relevant to All People: Global Leadership and Shared responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies.” Representatives from 193 member states are attending the General Assembly.
President Maithripala Sirisena addressing the assembly stated that after the eradication the terrorist forces in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka remains an unbroken, non-divided country with permanent peace. He further stated that as ten years have gone by since the end of the armed conflict, the international community should look at Sri Lanka in a new perspective and with new ideas.
President Sirisena stated that Sri Lanka is now a country where national reconciliation is fostered, where human rights are strongly protected, where everything is done to ensure non-recurrence of an armed conflict.
The President stated that with respect, his request is to let Sri Lanka solve their problems. Independence of a country is very important. The President, while requesting the assistance and cooperation of the other Nations in carrying out the mission of strengthening democracy, he requested that Sri Lanka’s independence to be protected.
President Maithripala Sirisena met with the Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr. Mahathir Mohamed on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
During the bilateral meeting, Malaysian Prime Minister said Malaysia will extend its support for a housing project in the Western Province.
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