Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang met President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday(26) afternoon at the Great Hall of the People and assured pledged Chinese government’s fullest support to the new government of Sri Lanka. The Chinese Premier further said China does not have relationship with individuals of different countries, but it has a policy of developing bilateral…


The Government of China has agreed to provide funding to Sri Lanka to build a hospital with all the modern facilities to cater to patients with kidney diseases. When President Maithripala Sirisena met with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in central Beijing today to hold bilateral discussions with the…

President Accorded Grand Welcome in China Mar 26

Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan warmly welcomed President Maithripala Sirisena, Mrs Jayanthi Sirisena and the Sri Lankan delegation during the official welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, March 26, 2015. The President is on a four-day official visit to the People’s Republic of China. The…

President Arrives in China Mar 25

Mr Liu Jianchao, China’s Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, welcomes President Maithripala Sirisena as he arrived at Beijing International Airport commencing a four-day state visit on the invitation of President Xi Jinping, March 25, 2015.

Justice Chandra Acting CJ Mar 25

Justice (Mrs) Chandra Ekanayake was sworn-in as the Acting Chief Justice before the President today at the Presidential Secretariat. Secretary to the President Mr P.B.Abeykoon was present at the ceremony.


President Maithripala Sirisena will leave for China this afternoon commencing a four-day state visit on the invitation of President of China Xi Jinping. The President, along with many other world leaders, is scheduled to attend the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2015, which will be held in Boao, Hainan Province from March 26 to…


Emir of the State of Qatar His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani and President Maithripala Sirisena agreed that there is immense potential for bilateral cooperation between the two countries. They identified the areas such as trade and commerce, investment, power and energy, gas and oil exploration, tourism and sports for future close cooperation between…


President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered the release of Indian fishermen who violated the maritime borders and are now in Sri Lankan custody. Fifty-four Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody will be released. Meanwhile the Indo – Lanka fisheries discussions that were at a standstill for nearly a year resumed in Chennai today.


President Maithripala Sirisena and Emir of Qatar His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani presided over the signing ceremony of three memorandums of understanding between the two countries at the Presidential Secretariat today. The MoUs signed today are: MoU on cooperation in the field of sports. Signed on behalf of Sri Lanka – Minister of…

PC Romesh de Silva Mar 25

President Maithripala Sirisena appointed President’s Counsel Romesh de Silva as Chairman of the Law Commission. Mr de Silva received his letter of appointment from the President today at the Presidential Secretariat. Minister of Justice Mr Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa and Secretary to the President Mr P.B. Abeykoon were present.

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