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President Maithripala Sirisena appointed two new Vice-Chancellors for Colombo and Peradeniya Universities today (Aug. 05) at the Presidential Secretariat. Prof. Lakshman Dissanayake has been appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Colombo while Prof. Upul Dissanayake has been appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya. Secretary to the President P. B. Abeykoon…

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President Maithripala Sirisena extended the 5-year term of Ven. Dr Bellanwila Wimalaratana Nayake Thero as Chancellor of the Shrijayawardanepura University for a further period of five years. The President handed over the letter of extension to Ven Wimalaratana Thero at the Bellanvila Rajamaha Viharaya yesterday (August 4). The President offered pooja at the temple and…

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President Maithripala Sirisena thanked Turkey for the steps taken to strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation. He said Turkish construction companies have partnered in several construction projects including a housing project in Mannar where 100 houses were built. He made this comment when the outgoing Turkish Ambassador Iskender Kemal Okyay paid a farewell call on President…

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“Professor Nandadasa Kodagoda worked with commitment to promote scientific knowledge among the people,” stated President Maithripala Sirisena delivering the keynote address at the 18th death anniversary commemoration of the late Professor Nandadasa Kodagoda held in Sri Lanka Foundation Institute yesterday (Aug 3). Professor Nandadasa Kodagoda rendered a yeomen service to the society using his knowledge…

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“No one will be allowed to hide behind laws, rights or privileges to promote indiscipline or promote misbehavior” said President Maithripala Sirisena participating at the annual prize giving ceremony of Asoka Vidyalaya held at the BMICH today (Aug. 03). Recalling the recent incident in a school where a student brought a mobile phone which had…

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President Maithripala Sirisena engaged in an emergency observation tour of the Moragahakanda Reservoir Project and reviewed progress of the construction work this morning(03).President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that he will not allow to discontinue the construction work of the Moragahakanda water project halfway as this project would resolve the agricultural and drinking water problems faced by…

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A ceremony to invite monks for Vas observation at Vipassana Meditation Center in Colombo was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (July 31). The President invited the bhikkhus for Vas observation ritualistically offering the Beteal Leaves to the Chief Incumbent of the Lanka Vipassana Meditation Center Kammattanacharya Ven. Mithalawe Vinitha Thero. Fourteen…

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President Maithripala Sirisena officially appointed the veteran cricketers Muttiah Muralitharan and Mr. Thilakaratne Dilshan as the brand ambassadors of the National Kidney Fund which was established in line with the sustainable program to control kidney disease, according to the concept of the President. The appointments were made before starting the Twenty-Twenty Cricket Match at R….

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The first pooja for renovated Abhayagiriya Stupa was offered today (July 31) by President Maithripala Sirisena. After declaring open the stupa for devotees by the President, the Abhayagiri historic sacred area is again opened for the worship of the Buddhists of world. The conservation work of the stupa which is 345 feet high and 1355…

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The Esala Poya Day Dhamma Sermon of the series of Sadaham Yathra Dhamma Sermons held on every Poya Day took place today (July 31) at historic Rajamaha Viharaya in Kalawewa, Vijithapura, with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena. The Dhamma Sermon was delivered by Ven. Prof. Vijithapare Vimalaratana Nayaka Thero. The President who arrived in…

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