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A ceremony was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena to hand over the land deeds to 234 war displaced families in Sampur, today (22). During the tenure of the past government 818 acre of lands had been vested with the BOI by using a special gazette notification, but after the Hon. Maithripala Sirisena…

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President’s Coordinating Secretary, Attorney at Law Rajika kodithuwakku sworn in as a member of Municipal Council, Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte, before President Maithripala Sirisena today (Aug. 22). Mr. Kodithuwakku succeeds Mr. Ranjith Ponnamperuma who was in the Municipal Council, Jayawardenapura, Kotte. Mr. Kodithuwakku, who is a lawyer in profession, entered the active politics in 1999.

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The leader of the United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today (21). After Mr. Wickremesinghe took oaths as the new PM, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the…

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Three new Ambassador presented their credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today (August 21). Those who presented credentials new US Ambassador Athul Keshap, Italian Ambassador Paolo Andrea Bartorelli and the Netherlands Ambassador Joanne Doornewaard. President Sirisena, referring to close bilateral relations with Sri Lanka and the countries represented by the new envoys…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says he would present the proposals related to national programs to be implemented for local food production, environment preservation and drug eradication, to the first cabinet meeting. He made these remarks at a meeting with the members of the Task Forces of above programs, held today (Aug. 20) at the Presidential Secretariat….

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President Maithripala Sirisena expresses his deepest sympathy over the demise of Mrs. Suvra Mukherjee, wife of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee. The President sending a special Message of Condolence expressed his sympathy to the people of India and the relations of Mrs. Suvra Mukherjee, on behalf of the Government and the people of Sri Lanka. He…

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President Maithripala Sirisena extends his deepest sympathy over the tragedy made by the bomb blast outside Erawan Shrine in central Bangkok on Monday. Sending a Message of Condolence, the President stated the Government and the people of Sri Lanka strongly condemn this dastardly act, and stand in solidarity with the Government and the people of…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says he would strongly take the drug prevention program forward, obtaining the international support. He added that new technology will be greatly utilized in this campaign. The President said he would not hesitate to strictly implement legal provisions against drug dealers, irrespective of their social status. President Sirisena made these remarks at…

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President Maithripala Sirisena in a Special Message to the Nation said the election held yesterday was the most peaceful election in the political history of this country, ever witnessed since the very first General Election held in 1947. “And you all know very well that the just concluded election was a completely a different experience….

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President Maithripala Sirisena cast his vote at Sri Vidyaloka Temple at about 2.00pm today (Aug. 17) for the General Election 2015. The President who arrived in the polling center with his children and his wife Mrs. Jayanthi Sirisena also had cordial discussions with the people there, after casting his vote. He engaged religious activities before…

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