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Sri Lankan President attends reception hosted by US President

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa attended a reception hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama for visiting Heads of State/ Government during the 69th United Nations General Assembly reception at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City on Tuesday evening, September 23.

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President hands over US$1 Million donation to Palestine

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has officially handed over Sri Lanka’s US$ 1 million (one million US Dollar) donation to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.  The two leaders met on the sidelines of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York yesterday and the handing over of the donation took place in that meeting.

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President holds discussions with world leaders enhancing bilateral relations

President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is currently in New York City, after delivering his address at the 69th Sessions of the United Nations General Assembly held discussions with several state leaders enhancing bilateral relations. In the series of meetings being held by the President with world leaders at the UN Headquarters he has held bilateral discussions with the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot this morning.

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President MR and PM Modi meet in New York

President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday morning (27 Sep) held talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which key issues, including bilateral, political and regional, was discussed on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York.

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President Rajapaksa and UN Sec-Gen meet in New York

The meeting between President Mahinda Rajapaksa and United Nations Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Sessions was held at the U.N. Headquarters in New York City last evening (27 Sec).

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President Rajapaksa joins Hillary Clinton at CGI Annual Meeting-2014

President Mahinda Rajapaksa attended the Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative- 2014 (CGI- 2014) in New York last evening (23 Sep). President Rajapaksa, who is in New York to attend the 69th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly, also participated in the 10th Annual Meeting of the CGI which is being held from 21st to 24th September in New York.

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BnS Live In Los Angeles

BnS Live In Los Angeles.

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Embassy Celebrates Ramadan in Washington

In commemoration of the holy month of Ramadan, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington DC hosted an Iftar for the Sri Lankan-American Muslims. The event was attended by several community leaders as well as US and Embassy officials.

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Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam presents credentials to U.S. President Barack Obama

Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United States, Prasad Kariyawasam, presented his credentials to the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, at the Oval Office of the White House on Monday 14 July 2014.

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Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam Presents Letters of Credence to Acting Chief of Protocol

Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam, Appointed Ambassador for Sri Lanka to the United States of America, presenting copies of his Letter of Credence to Acting Chief of Protocol Ms. Natalie Jones, at the US Department of State on June 26, 2014 in preparation for the formal presentation of Credentials to President Obama on July 14, 2014.

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