President to address UN Centre today

President Maithripala Sirisena will address the Nelson Mandela International Peace Seminar at the United Nations Centre in New York today (24) on an invitation extended to him to deliver a speech at this occasion organised by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

More than 50 world leaders participating at this seminar will focus
their attention on secure of Human Rights, Rule of Law and strategies leading to the elevation of poverty, according to the UN sources.

President Maithripala Sirisena is due to address the seminar at 10.00am New York time today.

A joint declaration is also will be issued at the conclusion of this seminar being held in parallel to 23rd State Leaders Summit of UN, a spokesman said. (Ranjith Ananda Jayasinghe)