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President Maithripala Sirisena said that in the fields of science, technology and research the priority should be given for innovations with the aim of the betterment of human beings but not the destruction of the society. The President made these remarks participating at the closing ceremony of the ‘Shilpa Sena’, the first ever exhibition of…

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The responsibility to implement development projects launched for the benefit of the poor people of the country devoid of irregularities and fraud and in a more efficient manner while ensuring the deserved receive complete benefits on due time lies with the officials, President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized. President made these comments during a discussion on the…

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31,500 Police officers promoted A regularized procedure has been introduced for appointments and promotions of Police officers at executive grade. Appointments and promotions at the Department of Police did not carried out in a proper manner in a due time frame for a long time and this latest initiative is a result of directions given…

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WB Senior Regional Managers meet in Colombo to show solidarity World Bank Vice President for South Asia Region, Hartwig Schafer said that the World Bank will increase assistance to Sri Lanka under three of its new operations. They include assisting the agriculture sector faced with climatic vagaries, irrigation, renewable energy, climate resilience operations and renovation…

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he youth of this country should commit themselves to enhance their talents and skills to face future challenges while preserving our unparalleled ancient knowhow, said President Maithripala Sirisena. Addressing a ceremony to commemorate the World Youth Skills Day at BMICH today (17) President said the youth will be provided with all the required facilities to…

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Any attempt to disgrace Maha Sanga should be vehemently condemned rejected irrespective of the positions and capacities of the accusers, President Maithripala Sirisena said. President made these comments at an event to open a newly constructed Sacred Relic Chamber and Sermon chamber at Palanda Raja Maha Viharaya today (16). Those who try to bring a…

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The day a Bill to abolish the death penalty is brought to Parliament will be declared a national day of mourning as the it will mark the occasion of handing over this country to drug dealers, criminals and rapists, President Maithripala Sirisena said. President made these comments during a ceremony in Walawa zone to present…

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President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to expedite the Wew Gam Pubuduwa programme, that develop the agri- economy of the people living in seven selected districts, to deliver the benefits of the programme within the next few months. The International Green Climate Fund has provided Rs.3682 million for this project while the Government of Sri…

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President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the National Rehabilitation Authority for Drug addicts to implement a special programme at the provincial level to rehabilitate the drug addicts in the country, as around 150,000 children under the age of 18 years are reported to be the victims of this menace. The report of the survey…

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President Maithripala Sirisena has taken measures to set up a National Security Advisory Board to look into the matters related to national security. Dr. Sarath Amunugama functions as the Chairman of this Board while President’s Counsels Kalinga Indratissa, Nigel Hatch, Attorneys- at-Law Javid Yusuf, Dr. Ram Manikkalingam, Dr. Suren Ragavan are the other members. Board…

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