70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly


Address by President H.E. Maithripala Sirisena

at the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

New York, 30th September 2015

Mr. President,
Mr. Secretary General,
Ladies and Gentleman 


Being a long standing member of the United Nations, it is indeed an honour and a pleasure for me to address the United Nations Annual General Assembly as the newly elected President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.


Your Excellency Mogens Lykketoft, on behalf of the Government and people of Sri Lanka, please accept my heartfelt congratulations on your election as the President of the 70th Session of the General Assembly. 


Let me also convey my gratitude to the former President His Excellency Sam Kutesa who contributed immensely to the achievements of the 69th Session of the General Assembly.