MR to skip UN General Assembly?

President Mahinda Rajapaksa is not not expected to attend the U.N General Assembly next week despite being listed in the provisional list of speakers, reports said today

The Asian Tribune website said that External Affairs Minister G.L.Pieris will be leading the Sri Lankan delegation to the 67th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

The General Assembly will convene a high-level meeting on the rule of law at the national and international levels next week during which heads of governments or representatives will speak.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa was listed to speak on the 26th, but now based on the Asian Tribune report it is most likely that Minister G.L.Pieris will speak on his behalf.