President Mahinda Rajapaksa launching a special website to focus on both the Presidentís & Sri Lanka's activities & engagements with the United Nations system, yesterday (Sep. 21) at his office in the Temple Trees. (Photo by : Sudath Silva)(
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, along with First Lady Shiranthi Wickremasinghe Rajapaksa, left last evening on a six-day visit to New York during which he will address the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), taking place at the U.N. headquarters in New York City this week.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa launched a special website to focus on both the Presidentís and Sri Lanka's activities and engagements with the United Nations System. The President launched the site prior to his participation at the 69th United Nations General Assembly in New York this week.
The Search for Peace
"Our Government is firmly committed to uphold democracy and the protection of human rights. Our Government's prime
responsibility is also to free our people from the grip of terrorism and violence. Attempts by any individual or organisation to violate or suppress such rights enjoyed by the people, would be thwarted at all costs by our Government. We will do our utmost to show to the civilised world our commitment and sincerity in this task," said President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The President's Fund is a multi-faceted institution with a range of activities that include help for scholarship and tertiary educatio
; advance of religion; and recognition of service to the nation .It is best known as an oasis of relief for those in need of urgent surgery and other medical treatment beyond one's reach in cost.The Fund which was established in 1978, in keeping with its vision, has continued to provide relief and assistance under successive President's of Sri Lanka.