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President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday requested that the honorary title Athi Garu (His Excellency) or Uthumanan (Your Highness) which were commonly used over the past years to address Presidents, not be used with reference to him. He also asked not to use the term Aryawa when referring to his wife. He made these observations participating…

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Justice K. Sripavan, the senior judge in the Supreme Court took his oaths as the new Chief Justice before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, Jan. 30, 2015.

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Criticism is more important than eulogy when taking forward a government chosen by you, President Maithripala Sirisena said. Instead of bringing governments to power from time to time and giving them the opportunity to act stubbornly what is more important is to work continuously with the government and lead them on the correct path. The…

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The President and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Maithripala Sirisena in his capacity as the Defence Minister assumed duties yesterday (Jan. 28) at the Defence Ministry in Colombo. Addressing the Ministry staff President mentioned that, more attention would be paid into the National Security while implementing a well-structured plan henceforth. Accordingly, every effort would…

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Celebrations to mark Sri Lanka’s 67th Independence Day will be held on February 4 at 8 am at the Parliamentary ground in Sri Jayawardanepura, Kotte. Under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. This year’s state ceremony will be held under the theme “Piripun Maubimak, -Abiman Heta Dinak” (a prosperous motherland-a dignifying tomorrow). Prior to the…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that the term of office of the President of Sri Lanka will be reduced to five years from the original six. “I insisted that the terms of the Presidency be reduced to four years, but the Committee of Constitutional Experts and political leaders did not agree with my demand,” the President…

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President Maithripala Sirisena assures the Moragahakanda Project will be completed as scheduled. It is a fulfilment of an expectation of the people in the North – Central Province. The President recalled that he laid the foundation for the project back in 2007, while functioning as the Minister of Mahaweli Development. However, within 48 hours of…

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All measure will be taken to provide every facility to treat kidney patients as well as to prevent kidney diseases, emphasised President Maithripala Sirisena. Concerning this matter, the Government will take every action on behalf of people, without bowing down to the dictates of multi-national companies or any other market force, he added. The President…

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