President arrives in New York

President Maithripala Sirisena who left for New York to attend the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations arrived at the John F. Kennedy International Airport this morning (18th Sept.).

The representatives of the Sri Lankan Ambassador’s Office in New York warmly welcomed President Sirisena and Mrs. Jayanthi Sirisena at the hotel where the President will stay during the visit. 

The 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) was convened at UN Headquarters on 12th September. The General Debate will open on Tuesday, 19th September, with a focus on the theme, ‘Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet’.


The President is due to address the General Assembly on the evening of 19th September.

This is the third time that President Maithripala Sirisena is addressing the UN General Assembly.