President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for New York last night to attend the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on September 24.
President Rajapaksa is accompanied by External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris, Sajin Was Gunawardene MP, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga and External Affairs Ministry Secretary Kshenuka Seneviratne.
He is scheduled to address the UNGA session on September 25.
The President who first addressed the UNGA in 2006 is attending the UNGA for the seventh time. He is also due to hold bilateral discussions with a number of Heads of States including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He will also participate in high-level political forums during his stay overseas.