President says Lanka ties with UN now strong

The UN officials made the President knowledgeable about the funds for the projects for drinking water, agriculture, health and other sectors. During this discussion, attention was paid on the required facilities for drinking water projects in Sri Lanka. The President said he would give priority for the issues of under privileged people when solving the drinking water problem. President Maithripala Sirisena says the relationship between Sri Lanka and the United Nations’ Organization (UNO) had strengthened as a result of the discussions he had with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon during the UNGA sessions.He was speaking to officials of Development Program of the United Nations who met him at the Presidential Secretariat today. President Sirisena recalled assistance given by the UN Development Program for the development of this country, and added Sri Lanka expects that support in the future too. (Colombo Gazette)