COLOMBO: Like Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is additionally skirting the seventeenth Non-Aligned Movement's summit being held in Venezuela's Margerita Island from September 13 to 18.
Sirisena will be spoken to by his Special Envoy Mahinda Samarasinghe, Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training. Samarasinghe will speak to Sri Lanka additionally at the ecclesiastical portion to be held from September 15 to 16. The summit is being held under the topic "Peace, Sovereignty and Solidarity for Development". Venezuela is the new Chair of NAM, assuming control from Iran.
As indicated by educated sources, President Sirisena had chosen a long while back that he would not go to the NAM summit as it quickly goes before the UN General Assembly session which he is enthused about going to. On the off chance that he went to both, he would need to be far from Sri Lanka for ten days or more, which, he felt, he couldn't bear.
The other element is the diminishing significance of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in South Asian and Third World governmental issues, with most nations here being adjusted to the US, Russia or China.
The security circumstance in Venezuela is likewise stressing. As of late, the UK had issued a travel cautioning which noticed that there could be political dissents, which could get to be brutal with little notice.
Be that as it may, Sri Lankan patriots feel that Sirisena ought not sideline NAM as Sri Lanka is one of its soonest individuals and had facilitated a summit in 1976. NAM commonly speaks to the voice of Asia, Africa and South America – the Developing World, in a manner of speaking.
Sirisena could utilize NAM, which grasps 120 nations, second just to the UN, to spread its message on fair monetary development,post ethnic compromise and sacred change. Be that as it may, then, similar to India, Sri Lanka is presently in the US circle and considers NAM to be in effect less significant for the fulfillment of its quick needs.