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The President arrives in New York.

President Maithripala Sirisena who left the island to take part in 72nd annual session of United Nations General Assembly arrived in John F.Kennedy International Airport this morning in New York.

The president was warmly welcomed by the Sri Lankan embassy officials in New York. The 72nd annual session of the United Nations are conducted under the theme of people centered sustainable world, trusting for peace and prosperity. The main session of the assembly begins tomorrow and the president is scheduled to address the sessions tomorrow afternoon.

The president is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with several world leaders during the stay in New York. President Maithripala Sirisena is to tour number of destinations in United states and scheduled to meet Sri Lankans residing there. The tour will end on Saturday.