President to meet Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today

President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to meet United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on September 22.

The Human Rights situation in the country will be the focal point of this discussion.

President Sirisena addressed the 72nd United Nations General Assembly on September 19.

In his speech, President Sirisena said that national reconciliation is important, particularly given the country’s diverse population and expressed that while certain elements expected fast results which he said would merely be “short-term solutions.”

‘Sri Lanka wants to create peace and unity and to promote brotherhood among its people through prosperity’, he added, noting: “ours is a slow and steady pace.”

The President is also scheduled to participate in a dinner hosted by Dr. Rohan Perera, the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN on September 22.

President Sirisena is due to participate in a felicitation function for Most Venerable Kurunegoda Piyatissa Thera of the New York Buddhist Vihara on September 23.

The President is to conclude his six-day official visit on September 23. 

 

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