Addressing the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, President Maithripala Sirisena stated that a new era of democracy dawned in Sri Lanka on January 08th 2015 ushering justice, freedom and equality. He stated:
“Our social and human development approach is founded on pluralism, reconciliation and sustainable development. The development vision of my Government for the next five years is also based on the same.
The theme of this Session - Seventy Years of the UN: the Way Forward to Peace, Security and Human Rights”, is therefore very much in consonance with the vision of my Government. Moreover, my Government is committed to developing a proactive and practical programme in Sri Lanka to further ensure peace, security and human rights”