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The Annual Katina Pooja of Colombo International Vipassana Meditation Centre was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and his family on November 15. President Sirisena also took part in the Dharma Deshanaya and other religious activities held at the Vipassana Meditation Centre. The President also declared open the museum which was established in…

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  “The true development of the humans is not the development achieved in technology, but become physically and mentally healthy humans”, says President Maithripala Sirisena. The President made these remarks at the inauguration of the exhibition and series of lectures being held at the BMICH in line with the World Diabetes Day today (Nov.14). He participated in the…

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  President Maithripala Sirisena says as a nation that has undergone much suffering due to terrorism, Sri Lanka unreservedly condemns terrorist attacks in Paris. Issuing a message of condolence, the President states the international community must unite to collectively combat the menace of terrorism and extremism. Following is the full text of the message issued by the President; HE…

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It is time to utilize the knowledge and technical knowhow of Sri Lankan intellectuals who work abroad, to develop knowledge of the people of the country and enhance the research activities in the country, says President Maithripala Sirisena. The President was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of two days workshop for university students on the…

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President Maithripala Sirisena pledged that he would do everything possible to introduce a new system of governance by abolishing the Executive Presidency as desired by late Venerable Maduluwave Sobitha Thero. The President made this pledge participating in the cremation ceremony of the Venerable Maaduluwaawe Sobhita Thero with full State Honors, at the Parliament Grounds in Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte, today…

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Supreme Court Judge, Priyasad Depp was sworn in as Acting Chief Justice before President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (Oct. 27). High Court Judge Sriyani de Livera Tennakoon was also sworn in as an Appeal Court Judge.  President’s Secretary P. B. Abeykoon was present on the occasion.

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that solutions to the matters regarding the resettlement in the North and East must be provided while giving priority to practical issues pertaining to the resettlement process. The President gave these instructions at a special discussion on Northern and Eastern resettlement programme held at the Presidential Secretariat today (11). President Sirisena…

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Mr. Sagala Ratnayake has been sworn in as the Minister of Law and Order and Mr.D.M. Swaminathan was sworn in as Minister of Prison Reforms before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today (11). Secretary to the President P. B. Abeykoon also was present at this occasion. The two ministers will take charge of…

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President Maithripala Sirisena visited the proposed site of the Manelwatte Nagananda International Buddhist University at Bollegala in Kelaniya today (November 10) to inspect the progress of the construction work. This international university is being built on the model of the ancient Nalanda University in India, which is considered to be the oldest Buddhist higher education…

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Deepavali is celebrated in a grand manner by the Hindus throughout the world and it also has significance to the other communities as it symbolizes the victory of righteousness over malevolence. The eternal truth we see in this Festival of Lights is that since ancient times the human civilization had an ardent desire to make the world a…

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