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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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Media Release

President Rajapaksa and India’s Prime Minister Modi Agree to Strengthen Relations

 

NEW YORK: President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral

discussions this morning in New York City and agreed to work towards further strengthening relations

between the two countries.

 

In a cordial discussion, the two leaders spoke about a range of matters of mutual interest to the two

countries.

 

Regarding the recent meeting the Indian leader had with Sri Lanka’s Tamil National Alliance (TNA),

the Prime Minister informed President Rajapaksa of the discussion that took place with the group. In

that context, Prime Minister Modi acknowledged the importance of the Parliamentary Select

Committee (PSC) process.

President Rajapaksa explained to Prime Minister Modi that the Government has always been ready to

engage in talks with all political parties, including the TNA, for which a mechanism has been

established in terms of the PSC.

 

The President also briefed the Prime Minister on the ways in which the Government is assisting the

Northern Province, particularly with the financial resources in the amount of Rs. 1.5 billion that has

been made available in this year’s budget.

 

On the issue of fishermen, both leaders agreed that the matters must be handled carefully since there

are sensitivities among all concerned parties. President Rajapaksa reiterated his concerns about the

practice of bottom trawling.

“Bottom trawling is the biggest problem,” President Rajapaksa said. “Now it is an illegal practice. We

have banned bottom trawling for Sri Lankan fishermen. It’s creating permanent damage to the sea

bed and resources.”

 

The President explained that Sri Lankan fishermen in the North perceive it as unjust if Indian

fishermen are permitted to carry out bottom-trawling techniques while it is banned for Sri Lankan

fishermen.

 

President Rajapaksa also thanked Prime Minister Modi for India’s support and constructive initiatives

at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.

 

“We have to live together, so we must help each other,” Prime Minister Modi said in response.

Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management

Mr. Nimal Siripala de Silva, Monitoring MP of the Ministry of External Affairs Mr. Sajin de Vass

Gunawardena, Secretary to the President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the Ministry of External

Affairs Mrs. Kshenuka Senewiratne and the Deputy Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the

United Nations Maj. Gen. Shavendra Silva were also present.

 
Media Release

President Rajapaksa and UN Sec-Gen Meet in New York

 

NEW YORK: President Mahinda Rajapaksa and United Nations Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon

met for talks at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City this afternoon.

 

Congratulating President Rajapaksa on his leadership, Mr. Ban acknowledged the progress that has

been made in Sri Lanka in the years after the war and expressed his optimism that the remaining

challenges would also be overcome with this type of political leadership.

 

President Rajapaksa outlined the developments that have taken place, including the near-completion

of all demining activities, the improvement of health services, and the rehabilitation and reintegration

of ex-combatants, among others achievements. The President also informed the Secretary-General of

the rehabilitation of schools that the Government has undertaken in war-affected areas. President

Rajapaksa pointed out that, unlike before, some of the island’s best results from national

examinations now originate from the Northern Province.

 

Sec-Gen Ban also underscored the need for wider political consultation for a successful political

process. In this regard, he noted that all political parties must engage.

President Rajapaksa invited Mr. Ban to make another visit to Sri Lanka to assess the development

since his last visit.

 

Monitoring MP of the Ministry of External Affairs Mr. Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, Secretary to the

President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Mrs. Kshenuka

Senewiratne, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Dr. Palitha Kohona and the

Deputy Permanent Representative Maj. Gen. Shavendra Silva were also present for the meeting.

 
Media Release

Business Council for International Understanding Hosts Briefing for President

 

NEW YORK: The Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) hosted a briefing for

President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning in New York City.

 

The briefing was organised with two primary objectives. One was to gather representatives from major

U.S. companies that are either already investing in Sri Lanka or have an interest in exploring potential

investment opportunities in the country. These representatives were given the opportunity to brief the

President about their company’s interests as well as discuss with the President and other high-level

Sri Lankan officials a variety of matters pertaining to doing business in Sri Lanka. Secondly, the Sri

Lankan officials at the meeting had the opportunity to brief this private sector group of the

opportunities and benefits available in Sri Lanka.

 

While stating that “peace and stability” in the country is the greatest benefit Sri Lanka can offer to

incoming companies, President Rajapaksa also noted that the country is also able to offer a highskilled

workforce.

 

Some of the sectors that were highlighted as having immense potential for new investments were the

services, healthcare and tourism sectors.

 

Representatives from a number of leading U.S. companies, including those such as Boeing, Citigroup

and Exxon Mobil, participated in the briefing, many of whom expressed interest in entering the Sri

Lankan market.

 

BCIU is an international business association that was launched in 1955 as an initiative of the White

House under U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The organisation promotes commerce and

diplomacy as a non-partisan facilitator of dialogue and alliances for the world’s leading businesses

and political leaders.

 

Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Members of Parliament Mr. A.H.M. Azwer and Mr. J.R.P.

Suriyapperuma, Secretary to the President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga, Permanent Representative of Sri

Lanka to the United Nations Dr. Palitha Kohona, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the United States Mr. Prasad

Kariyawasam and the Deputy Permanent Representative Maj. Gen. Shavendra Silva also attended the

briefing.

 
Press Release

President Rajapaksa and Prime Minister of Malta Meet to Discuss CHOGM


NEW YORK: President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat held talks

yesterday (Thursday, Sept. 25) afternoon on the sidelines of the 69th United Nations General

Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York City.


The two leaders met primarily to discuss the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

(CHOGM), which is scheduled to take place in Malta in 2015 and at which Malta will take over as

Chair in Office from Sri Lanka.


President Rajapaksa said, after hosting a successful CHOGM last year, Sri Lanka is looking forward

to helping Malta by sharing Sri Lanka’s experiences with officials working on the arrangements for the

next meeting.


“We look forward to working closely with you,” Prime Minister Muscat told President Rajapaksa.


The two countries agreed to collaborate closely to ensure a smooth transition and to facilitate even

better cooperation and decision-making among member states at the next summit

 
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H.E. President Mahinda Rajapaksa
H.E. President Mahinda Rajapaksa
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