A number of heads of State have appreciated the speech delivered by the President before the UN General Assembly.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris who is currently in New York said that they expressed their appreciation to the President following his address. The Minister said that the speech was viewed as a useful and an interesting analysis of the common problems faced by the developing world. He said that the facts stated by the President on the economic field and political institutions among other topics were seen as relevant to the entire developing world. He said that the leaders of African, Asian and Latin American countries repeatedly expressed this view. He noted that the President did not attack any sector. He calmly put forward actual facts. He said that therefore maximum results can be expected.