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The Treasury has released Rs. 1.5 billion to the District Secretaries through the Ministry of Disaster Management for the purpose of distributing dry food rations among the drought affected people. Rs. 1.43 billion out of the Rs. 1.5 billion provision has already allocated to the relevant tasks as well as the process of distributing dry…

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Mr. Dinesh Priyantha who won the Bronze Medal in the Javelin Throw event at Rio Paralympics in Brazil in 2016, and Silver Medal at World Para Athletics Championships  in London in 2017 met President Maithripala Sirisena today (Aug. 22) at the Presidential Secretariat. He showed his medals to the President who thanked him for the prestige earned…

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Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne who assumed duties as the new Chief of Defence Staff called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (22). During this meeting, the President held a cordial discussion with the new Chief of Defence Staff and keeping with the tradition they exchanged mementos. Meanwhile, Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah who assumed…

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President Maithripala Sirisena has given Rs. 45 million for gold plating the golden canopy of the historic Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. The President made this donation, responding to a request made by the Mahanayake Theros of the Malwathu and Asgiri Chapters. The President handed over the relevant cheque in this regard to the…

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The program which was implemented under the directive of President Maithripala Sirisena to provide dry rations to the farmers in drought affected areas is now being operated. The packs of dry rations consists flour, dhal, sugar, gram, canned fish and other food items are being distributed under this program in 13 districts in the island….

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Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah has been appointed as the 21st Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy by President Maithripala Sirisena. Accordingly, he received his letter of appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence, today (18). Travis Sinniah joined the Sri Lanka Navy in 1982, and has been awarded a number of medals,…

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“If any section of the government is insulted by the people for any mistakes, the heads of those sections should take the responsibility for that. The government will protect all officers who work according to their conscientiousness and with dedication”, says President Maithripala Sirisena. He was speaking at the ceremony to hand over land deeds…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says he decided to establish National Economic Council to strengthen the national economy by formalizing the economic management in the country. He said the objectives of NEC are to increase the export income and develop the local industry. He pointed out there is a need for a stronger program for the development…

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President Maithripala Sirisena opened the photographic exhibition titled ‘Heta Dakina Ranil’ (Ranil who sees the future) depicting the special moments of 40 years in politics of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the BMICH,yesterday (17). The exhibition is open to the public from August 18 to 20 from 10 a.m. to 8.p.m. The President, after opening…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the patronage that should be given for the government’s task in building national reconciliation in the country, is to provide the full support of all while understanding the process, but not to throw brickbats. The President further said that all who act against this task of the government, which aimed at…

The naming of the Karadiyana Waste Management Project as the Mihisaru Viyamana Resources Management Centre, to streamline the solid waste management in the Colombo district and laying the foundation stone for the project, which aimed at generating electricity from garbage in the Western province, was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, today (17)….

President Maithripala Sirisena will hand over 10,000 title deeds for land to the Mahaweli farming community in Kotmale and Victoria Mahaweli Zones at the Central Province Stadium in Digana tomorrow (August 18). This is under the national programme to distribute 100,000 deeds to Mahaweli farmers in several phases. The presentation of title deeds to farming…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says there is no change on the policy decision taken by the government on the ban of polythene and plastics. He said the Central Environmental Authority will be responsible for the implementation of that decision properly and speedily. The President was speaking at the progress review meeting of the Ministry of Mahaweli…

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The launching ceremony of the ‘’NSB iSaver’’ saving method, jointly created by the National Savings Bank and the Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel with the aim of further increasing the saving habits of the Sri Lankans, utilizing the modern communication technology, was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the premises of the National…

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President Maithripala Sirisena participated as the Chief Guest of the cultural concert organized to mark the 70th Independence Day celebrations of India, held at the BMICH, yesterday (15). The music of the concert was performed by the famous Indian musician Bikram Ghosh and the President presented souvenirs to the musical group. The Prime Minister Ranil…

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Mr. Tilak Marapana sworn in as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, before President Maithripala Sirisena today (Aug. 15) at the Presidential Secretariat. Secretary to the President, Mr Austin Fernando was also present at this occasion.

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President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the officials to complete the implementation of proper waste management programme in the nine provinces of the country by December, in accordance with the Government policy of providing a permanent solution for the garbage disposal issue of the country by next year. He has given these instructions during a discussion on streamlining the waste…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says baseless slander and defamations are not issues for him during his journey towards to make a better future for the country and the people. He was speaking at a religious ceremony to unveil the marble Buddha statue at Sri Dharma Vijayaloka Maha Viharaya in Pannipitiya today (Aug. 15). The Buddha statue…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the solution to all the economic, social and ethnic issues of the country lies in ensuring that everybody has the right to live in society without any division or mistrust. The President further said that all must unite to build a society in this Buddhist country, where all the communities live…

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Though the political culture of this country which consisted of fraud, theft and corruption cannot be changed at once, the current government is bearing the difficult task to create a group of honest politicians who love the country”, says President Maithripala Sirisena. He said even amidst the slander, defamations and challenges, the government will perform…

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President Maithripala Sirisena emphasizes the government will not cut off or reduce the benefits of the Samurdhi beneficiaries. He pointed out there are large number of people in the country who are eligible for the Samurdhi benefit but have not been granted them yet. He said therefore the government will not cut off that benefit…

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President Maithripala Sirisena inaugurated the CRT (coconut, rubber and tea) International Trade Fair today (August 11) at BMICH. The trade fair which has been organized by the Ministry of Plantation Industries will provide the opportunities for the representatives of relevant international companies to exchange their ideas, suggestions and views about the three industries and the…

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The construction work of the first two projects to generate electricity from garbage was commenced under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena today (Aug. 10) in Kerawalapitiya. There projects are implemented as a solution to the problems caused by improper garbage disposal. Sri Lanka did not focus on how to use garbage as a resource….

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The presentation of title deeds of the lands to the farming community in Walawa zone and Mahaweli ‘’H’’ zone under the National Programme to offer 100,000 title deeds to Mahaweli settlers will be held on 11th  and 12th August  2017 under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. This is the first time such a large…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the policy of the present government is to bring foreign investment in a way which will not harm the country’s sovereignty.   The President further said that when entering into agreements with a foreign country or a company regarding  investments, a special clause will be included stating that  in any way…

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Parents of the girl who died in the recent shootout between the Police Narcotics Bureau officers and drug traffickers in the Piliyandala area on May 9, met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (09).   The 11-year-old girl, Samadhi Ransika, who was at her father’s business place when the shooting incident took…

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Former Prime Minister of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu hailed the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena for establishing religious and ethnic harmony, thus setting up an example for other countries. “Malaysia and Sri Lanka are the success stories in Asia, where most countries are grappling with terrorism and militancy due to ethnic and religious tensions,” he said…

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The annual Esala Perahera which is held in veneration of the sacred tooth relic; considered as the sacred pinnacle of the state was concluded successfully today (Aug. 08). Accordingly, the Diyawadana Nilame Nilanga Dela handed over the Perahera Sandeshaya (Sannasa) to President Maithripala Sirisena to inform the successful completion of the Kandy Esala Perahera at…

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President Maithripala Sirisena who visited Kandy yesterday to view the Esala Maha Perahera, paid homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic and secured blessings, today (08). Later, the President visited the Malwathu Maha Viharaya and inquired into the well-being of the Mahanayake of the Malwathu Chapter, Most Venerable Thibbatuwawe Sri Sumangala Thero. The President also visited…

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The Dhamma Sermon for Nikini Full Moon Poya Day of the series of ‘Sadaham Yathra Damma Sermon was held at the Ubhayavapikarama Temple in Aluthgama, Bandaragama today (Aug. 07) with participation of President Maithripala Sirisena. The President who engaged in religious activities looked into the well-being of Chief Incumbent of the Temple Ven. Maviththara Sumanarathana…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the Present government has given priority for a development process which provides a better education for the children in the country as well as which strengthen the economy of the  rural people while giving solutions for their issues of everyday life. He made these remarks participating in a religious ceremony to…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that it is regrettable that series of problems have arisen during the implementation of the Uma Oya Multi-purpose Development Project as the previous government has hurriedly commenced the project without proper study of the feasibility report and the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). The mistakes have been done from the beginning and…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the government will provide all required facilities for school teachers so that they could have the conducive metal condition to provide good education to the students. The President was speaking at the ceremony to vest the new building complex at Valisinghe Harishchandra Maha Vidyalaya in Anuradhapura with students today (Aug. 04)….

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A religious ceremony was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Independence Square in Colombo today (03) to present the Scroll to the Dharmapala Wanshalankara Sadharama Keerthi Sri Tripitaka Visharadha Aggamaha Panditha Most Ven Kotugoda Dhammawasa MahanayakaThero for being elevated to the position of Mahanayaka of the Sri Lanka Amarapura Maha Nikaya….

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President Maithripala Sirisena commissioned the Sri Lanka Navy’s first Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV) ‘Sayurala’ , at the Eastern Container Terminal, port of Colombo today (August, 02). The Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel built at the Indian shipbuilding facility, Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) and it is the first ever brand new platform, purchased from a foreign…

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The awarding of certificates of the 5th batch of the Diploma Course on Media Studies and Journalism conducted by the Sri Lanka Press Council was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH, today (02). The special guest lecture titled, ‘Mass media guiding and media freedom,’ was delivered by the Chairman of…

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There is a saying that ‘most valuable gift one could give is a precious gift one received’. President Maithripala Sirisena presents the invaluable artifact he received from Russian President Vladimir Putin to the National Museum today (August 2). He received a royal sword (Kastane) of the Kandyan era of the 19th century from President Vladimir…

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President Maithripala Sirisena emphasizes that the Eastern Terminal of the Colombo Port will not be handed over to any external party under any circumstance. The President was speaking at the 38th anniversary of Sri Lanka Ports Authority, held today (Aug. 01) in the premises of the Eastern Supply Terminal of Sri Lanka Ports Authority. “If…

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Sri lankan youths, Rakitha Malewana and Senel Wanniarachchi who received an exceptional honour to win the Queen’s Young Leader Award and to collect their Awards from Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth, under the Queen’s Young Leaders programme called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (01). The President commended the honour and glory…

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President Maithripala Sirisena vested the new three-storied building for class rooms and the auditorium at Primary Royal College in Polonnaruwa with students yesterday (July 31). These new buildings which consist of all facilities have been constructed at a cost of Rs. 50 millions under ‘Rajarata Navodaya – Pibidemu Polonnaruwa’ District Development Programme. The President who…

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The President said that even though various problems of the people arose during the previous regime, those leaders paid attention only to develop certain area in the country.  The President further said that though the benefits common public received was minimized due to the fraud, corruption and malpractice in those projects, priority was given for…

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President Maithripala Sirisena visited historical sacred city Anuradhapura yesterday (July 29). He joined the national pichcha mal pooja (offering of jasmine flowers) and engaged in religious activities. The President first engaged in religious activities at the sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and then sacred Ruwanweli Maha Seya. He looked into the well-being of the Chief…

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President Maithripala Sirisena made an inspection tour in the Kebithigollewa area today (30), to look into the issues faced by the people who have been affected as a result of the dry weather conditions prevailing in the country. The President first visited Kahatagollewa in the Kebithigollewa Divisional Secretariat Division. The President, who made an unscheduled visit…

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President Maithripala Sirisena has taken action to provide dry ration to the victims of the drought in several districts with immediate effect. He has directed the relevant sections to speedily provide these dry rations and grant required provisions to supply drinking water to the people in these districts.

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Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the USA, Prasad Kariyawasam, has been appointed as the new Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He will take over the post vacant by Mr. Esala Weerakoon, who has been appointed as Secretary to the Ministry of Tourism Development.

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Republic of Korea provided a humanitarian assistance package to Sri Lanka for drought relief. A Korean Parliamentary delegation handed over the relief material including eight lorry-mounted water bowsers to President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence in Colombo today (July 28). The keys of the water bowsers were handed over by two leaders of…

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President Maithripala Sirisena was the Chief Guest at the staging of  ‘Thunbiya’ Performing Ballet by Prof. Ariyarathne Kaluarachchi, held yesterday (July 27) at Nelum Pokuna Theatre. This ballet has been created after two decades absence of ballets in Sri Lankan history. This also was the first ballet staged in Nelum Pokuna Theatre. Department of Cultural Affairs…

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‘Culinary Art Food Expo 2017’ which showcases the skills of chefs was commenced at the BMICH today (July 28) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.   This exhibition which will be held until 30th of July is organized by the Chefs Guild of Sri Lanka for the 17th time.   Through this exhibition, the skilled chefs get an opportunity…

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President Maithripala Sirisena held a meeting with the senior lawyers who were recently appointed as Presidents’ Counsels.   The meeting was held yesterday (July 26) at the President’s House.   During the meeting, the President said a greater service should be offered to the country through their knowledge and experience in the field. He wished them…

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“Though those who were removed from power by the people are launching many conspiracies by dreaming to come to power again, nobody will be able to topple the current government”, says President Maithripala Sirisena.   “The government is proceeding according to the constitution and the law in the country. Nobody can stop the government’s journey…

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