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President addresses UN General Assembly today

President Maithripala Sirisena participating in the opening ceremony of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York yesterday. Foreign Secretary Prasad Kariyawasam and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Dr. Amrith Rohan Perera and Coordinating Secretary to the President Shiral Lakthilaka were also present. Picture by Sudath Silva
President Maithripala Sirisena participating in the opening ceremony of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York yesterday. Foreign Secretary Prasad Kariyawasam and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations

President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to address 72nd United Nations General Assembly today (20).

The President is due to address the UN General Assembly at around 5.00 p.m., New York time.

President Sirisena is among the few world leaders to address the UN General Assembly on the opening day, US President Donald Trump will also address the UN General Assembly today. Trump is expected to address the U.N. around 10:30 a.m., New York time.

President Sirisena is expected to deliver his speech regarding consensual politics, reconciliation and peace in Sri Lanka.

He is also expected to brief world leaders regarding his government’s commitment to eliminate poverty after declaring the year 2017 as the year for poverty alleviation. The initiatives taken by his government for green development are to be explained by President during his general debate speech at the UNGA. President Sirisena is also scheduled to participate in a bilateral discussion today with Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

The General Debate will open with a focus on the theme, ‘Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet’.

The 72nd United Nations General Assembly is due to be held at the UN Headquarters in New York until September 23. The President is to conclude his six-day official visit on September 23.


 

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He can give the speech in Sinhala which can be translated into English by UN translators rather than to orate in a not too familiar language and embarass himself and the country.

President live in a country English is not spoken continuously. All his friends associates do not speak English well not needed. It is admirable he can manage reasonably well with diplomats visiting and some minority citizens who can't speak English. What does it says English made compulsory with Sinhalese and tamil alternative in every school up to 8th dtsndard. More employment o teachers more knowledge to children yes they the students must get a passing grade. If necessary bring English teachers from England Australia Canada with temporary visa. What or president to Un is important to solve country's internal problem relationship within and our concerns what is happening in Burma not I similar to our problems progress is lacking so far expectations by citizens does not match with what is presented to the nation since January 2015

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