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President Maithripala Sirisena stresses that the government will accord pride of place to improve country’s agricultural sector as a significant part of the national economy. He highlighted that it is imperative to uplift life of the local farmers and entrepreneurs. A range of programmes is underway to get implemented soon to achieve this target. The…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the present government’s aim is to create a public service sans corruption, fraud and malpractices and political culture without family rule and nepotism. Majority of the people approved this policy at the recently concluded Presidential Election as it was pledged in the Election Manifesto. The President assured that he is committed…

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The World Health Organisation’s Sri Lanka Office organised a programme on April 10th to raise awareness among the public on food safety under the theme ‘From farm to plate’ to mark World Health Day which fell on April 7. President Maithripala Sirisena participated as the chief guest.

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President Maithripala Sirisena hosted a banquet for Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay at the President’s House in Fort, April 10, 2015.

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President Maithripala Sirisena and the visiting Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay pledged to enhance bilateral cooperation and establish air links between Paro and Colombo by Druk Air, the Bhutanese national Carrier. The two leaders agreed that Sri Lanka and Bhutan have a special relationship as the two countries are bound by common spiritual link of…

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Sri Lanka and Bhutan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today following bilateral discussions between President Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay at the Presidential Secretariat. Prime Minister Tobgay is currently on a three – day state visit to Sri Lanka. President Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime Minister of Bhutan presided…

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The selfless services rendered by Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thero brought greater light to the Buddha Sasana, Said President Maithripala Sirisena. His acts of Dhamma portrayed a most efficient and esteemed personality, the President said. Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thera earned the respect of the Maha Sangha by his tireless efforts towards unification…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said the relevant clauses of 19th Amendment to the Constitution will be amended and it will presented to Parliament on April 20. He said Parliament would be dissolved after the passage of the 19th Amendment is passed. Speaking in Polonnaruwa this afternoon, he said that this would help to bring clarity to…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says supplying of electricity to rural areas brings opportunity for children in villages to make use of new technical equipment. It gives them the opportunity to win the competitive world, he added. To supply the electricity to village is a huge investment for future generation, he added. The President was speaking at…

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President Maithripala Sirisena returned to Sri Lanka yesterday (7) evening, after a successful State visit to Pakistan, during which the two countries pledged to strengthen bilateral relations and signed several agreements and MoUs to enhance cooperation. At the invitation of President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan, President Maithripala Sirisena paid a…

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