Category: UNGA

Sri Lanka’s reconciliation and human rights vastly improved – Commonwealth Secretary General

Commonwealth Secretary General, Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland praised Sri Lanka’s progress in strengthening democracy and reconciliation. Sri Lanka’s progress in many fields are appreciable, she said. She said that Sri Lanka’s resilience was greatly evident from restoration of normalcy quickly after Tsunami disaster in 2004 and many countries could take lessons from Sri Lanka’s success…

We will continue to support Sri Lanka – UN Secretary General

President briefs UN Secretary General about Sri Lanka’s progress in democracy, rule of law and reconciliation President Maithripala Sirisena briefed the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres about Sri Lanka’s progress in strengthening democracy, rule of law, media freedom and reconciliation. He said this during a meeting at the UNSG’s office on the 27th Floor…

President calls for legally binding international treaty for alcohol control

“Time for open dialogue to tackle alcohol issue surpassing national borders” President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized the imperative need to tackle the issue of indirect and insidious advertising of alcohol and alcohol products through cross border social media and entertainment channels digital marketing. Government’s find it extremely difficult to control these. In his speech to the…

UNDP enters into two new MoUs with Sri Lanka

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) entered into two Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with Sri Lanka to expand its development programmes with active partnership with the private sector. These MoUs were signed in New York yesterday (September 26) on the sidelines of President Maithripala Sirisena’s visit to the city to attend the 73rd Session of the…

UNDP agreed to develop social enterprise in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka signed  two agreements with  the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) on the Sidelines of the  ongoing 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York, yesterday (26). The purpose of these agreements is to develop the fields which are directly linked with the social development of the country. Accordingly, agreements were signed to establish…

Top Washington institute to assist Sri Lanka to formulate a food policy

President Maithripala Sirisena held an important discussion with a leading institute in Washington about health and food habits of Sri Lankan people and the possibility of formulating a policy to ensure healthy food intake to  minimize malnutrition. This was discussed when Director General of International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Shenggen Fan called on him…

Malaysia – Sri Lanka to strengthen ties

Malaysian  Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamed praised Sri Lanka’s steady progress and assured continued cooperation. He said this during a meeting with President Maitthripala Sirisena at the Hotel Plaza in New York today (September 26). The two leaders exchanged pleasantries and Dr Mohamad recalled earlier meetings between them, particularly about a meeting in Kualalumpur in…

President urges the international community to look at Sri Lanka with a fresh perspective

President Maithripala Sirisena called upon the international community to look at Sri Lanka with a fresh perspective and consider the tremendous progress made by the government towards reconciliation, restoration of democratic freedoms, human rights and the rule of law and extend the fullest support to the build a progressive, democratic, free and equal society. Addressing…

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