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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2524

UN Assistant Secretary General calls on President Rajapaksa

Colombo, 13 February, (Asiantribune<com):

The UN Assistant Secretary-General and Assistant Administrator and Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Mr. Haoliang Xu called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday evening ( Feb 12).

Commending Sri Lanka’s achievements in obtaining high levels in human development indicators, Mr. Haoliang said the country’s success stories should be highlighted and that his organization would help do so. Other topics discussed during the meeting included development work in the North, overall provincial development, education and further strengthening the partnership between the UN system and the Sri Lankan Government.

Mr. Haoliang also serves as the Chair of the United Nations Development Group Asia-Pacific and the UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director for the region. Prior to the meeting, Mr. Haoliang joined President Rajapaksa to speak with school children who were visiting Temple Trees at the time.

Minister of Education Mr. Bandula Gunawardena, Secretary to the President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga and Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs Mrs. Kshenuka Senewiratne were also present at the meeting.

- Asian Tribune -

President Rajapaksa receiving the visiting UN Assistant Secretary General, Haoliang XU at Temple Trees
UN Assistant Secretary General, Haoliang XU during the discussion with President Mahinda Rajapaksa commended the progress achieved by Sri Lanka after the end of the conflict. Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardena, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary Ministry of External Affairs Kshenuka Senevirathna were also present on the occasion. (Pix By : Sudath Silva)
United Nations Assistant Secretary General, United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) Assistant Administrator and Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, Haoliang XU, met with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees . Before the discussion Mr. Haoliang posed for a photograph with the President and a large group of school children who were there to see Temple Trees. Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardena, is also in the picture.
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