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President Kumaratunga was at Lord’s to cheer the Sri Lankans during the First Test with England.

President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga on her recent visit to the USA attended a special function organized by the Sri Lankan Association in New York and hosted by Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Charlie Mahendran.
   
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga on her recent visit to the USA attended a special function organized by the Sri Lankan Association in New York and hosted by Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Charlie Mahendran.
   
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga seen with the Sri Lanka delegation at the UN Special session on Children in New York.
   
During her recent visit to New York, President Kumaratunga had a meeting with Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, Managing Director, Human Development Network. The President discussed with Dr. Ramphele the progress of key World Bank funded projects in Sri Lanka in the fields of education and health. Dr. Mamphela Ramphele oversees the Bank's activities in health, education, social protection and information technology.
   
President Kumaratunga met with Stjepan Mesic, President of the Republic of Croatia, in New York. President Mesic expressed the warm greetings of the people of Croatia and recalled the close ties between Croatia and Sri Lanka from the time of Madam Sirimavo Bandaranike and Marshal Tito.
   
President Kumaratunga makes a point at the Press Briefing as Bill Gates Jr. and Carol Bellamy look on.
   
Former South African President Nelson Mandela warmly greets the Sri Lankan President in New York. Nelson Mandela and international expert on children and armed conflict Graça Machel participated in the UN Special Session on Children.
   
Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, addressing the Special Session on Children on May 8. (UN/DPI Photo by Mark Garten)
   
A wide-view of the General Hall at the opening session of the Special Session on Children on May 8. (UN/DPI Photo by Mark Garten)
   
A smiling President during her address to the UN Special Session on Children, May 8, 2002
   
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga with UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan.
   
Carol Bellamy, right, executive director of the United Nations Children's Fund, speaks to media at a news conference launching the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition at the United Nations headquarters Thursday, May 9, 2002. Others are, from left to right, President of Zambia Levy Mwanawasa, Chairman of the Board of Proctor and Gamble John Pepper, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada John Manley, Co-founder of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates, and President of Sri Lanka Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga.
(AP Photo/Osamu Honda)
   
President of Sri Lanka Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, right, speaks to the media, as Bill Gates looks on, at a news conference launching the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition at the United Nations Children's Summit at U.N. headquarters Thursday, May 9, 2002. Bill Gates, is at left. (AP Photo/Osamu Honda) 
   
Microsoft Corporation founder Bill Gates, center, speaks at a news conference at the United Nations headquarters in New York, Thursday, May 9, 2002, as he is flanked by Canadian Deputy Prime Minister John Manley, left, and Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, President of Sir Lanka. The three were taking part in the launching of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), a new alliance of public and private sector partners in an effort to leverage cost-effective food fortification initiatives in developing nations. (AP Photo/Gates Foundation, Jeff Christensen)