Sri Lanka President holds talks with delegates of several countries

Sept 21, New York: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is attending the 66th session of the
United Nations General Assembly met with several world leaders on Tuesday and held discussions.

President Rajapaksa, who will address the General Assembly session on Friday (23) is scheduled to
meet UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Saturday, the President’s Media Unit said.

President Rajapaksa held discussions with Nigerian President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and President of Kyrgyzstan
Ms. Roza Otunbayeva.

He also paid a courtesy call to the United States Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian
Affairs Robert O. Blake, Jr., who visited Sri Lanka last week.

President Rajapaksa also attended a reception hosted by the President of Senegal, Abdoulaye Wade.

The President, accompanied by External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris, Secretary to the President
Lalith Weeratunga and Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York Dr. Palitha Kohona,
held a bilateral meeting with the President of Slovenia Dr. Danilo Turk.

(Photos by Sudath Silva)

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