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Pakistan to provide assistance to livestock and milk production President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized the need for further expanding economic relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. He made this statement when Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Ms. Tehmina Janjua called on him at the Presidential Secretariat today (October 17). He said Pakistan could invest in sugar and cement…

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The annual prize giving ceremony of Royal College, Colombo was held today (Oct. 16) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The President who arrived in the school was warmly welcomed by the students. He presented prizes and awards to the students who demonstrated outstanding skills. Speaking at the ceremony, the President said an awareness…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says every programme to protect and conserve the environment for the future generation will be implemented without any delay. The President was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the Presidential Environmental Awards – 2017 held today (Oct. 16) at the BMICH. The inauguration ceremony of the national programme ‘Sri Lanka Next –…

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President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the Divisional Secretaries to continue the services rendered by the provincial councils to the public without any hindrance, even though the official term of the provincial council has ended. The President gave these instructions at a meeting held at the Presidential Secretariat today (16) under his patronage, to…

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President Maithripala Sirisena addressing the National Tamil Language Day ceremony held at the Jaffna Hindu College, today (14) said that the language should be used as a bridge which link the people, but not as a tool to divide the people. Even though some people are of the view that language should be used to…

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The Northern Province programme of the ‘Let’s get together and rise- Let’s fill the Granary’, National Food Production battle was commenced under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, today (14). The President distributed fruit saplings and food seeds among the farmers marking this programme held today morning at the Puttur, Neelawarei. The President also observed…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says a special program will be implemented to boost the Northern farmer community who were engaged in agriculture courageously to develop the country as a self-sufficient one. The President was speaking at the ceremony to vest the newly constructed Kilinochchi Special Agro- Economic Center with public today (Oct. 14). The President stated…

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President Maithripala Sirisena has directed relevant sections to implement a special program to preserve tampita viharas (temples on pillars), a special kind of Buddhist temples. The President gave these directions at a meeting on conservation of tampita viharas in Sri Lanka. The meeting was held today (Oct. 13) at the Presidential Secretariat. The building of…

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The report, which compiled the recommendations for speedy and effective implementation of the criminal justice was presented to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat,today (12). This report was compiled by the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Legal Affairs (anti-corruption) and Media and the Deputy Minister Ajith P Perera presented the report to the President. The…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says if the responsibilities for the earth and the environment are not properly fulfilled the country will face a tragic situation in the future. He said it is a prime responsibility of everyone to be committed to the activities of environmental conservation. The President was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the…

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The ‘Public Servants’ Day’ of the National Food Production week launched under the guidance of President Maithripala Sirisena with the aim of taking forward the national food production programme, by overcoming the challenges of the climate changes, with a new strength continuously in a sustainable manner to revive the agricultural sector of the country, will…

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President Maithripala Sirisena today met the student B.D. Dulanjali Madumali Premarathna of Pahala Diggala Primary School belonging to the Galewala Education Zone, who became the first ever student succeeds in Grade 5 Scholarship Examination from that school. She met the President at the Presidential Secreatriat, today (10). The President praised the educational talents of Dulanjali…

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The first badge commemorating the World Mental Health Day, falls on October 10 was pinned on President Maithripala Sirisena today (Oct. 10) at the Presidential Secretariat. Director of Consumer Action Network Mental Health Lanka, Sunil Nanayakkara pinned the badge on the President The President presented felicitation awards to Mrs. S. A. Mary Nona and Mr….

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The inauguration ceremony of the program to conserve the catchment areas and ‘Vanaropa’ national tree planting program will be held tomorrow (Oct. 11) near the Kandethenna Tank, Delthota, Kandy, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. These programs have been organized by the Presidential Secretariat and Mahaweli Development and Environment Ministry under “Punarudaya” national programme…

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The first flag of the “Flag’s Sales Week”, organized to mark International White Cane Day was pinned to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (Oct. 10). President of the Sri Lanka Council of Visually Handicapped Graduates, Mr. Sarath Kumara Madugaswaththa pinned the first flag on President Sirisena and the President, marking the White…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says it is necessary to strengthen the rural culture yet again to build a better country as well as a better generation. He made these remarks participating in the ceremony to vest the newly built two-storeyed classroom building at the Lakshauyana Primary School in Polonnaruwa, with the students, today (09). The rural…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says any government circular should not be a reason to delay or ineffective any public service. “If any circular has blocked the formality and efficiency of a professional service, it should quickly be solved through discussions”, he said. The President was speaking at the 143rd celebration of World Post Day held today…

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The ‘Livestock Day’ of the National Food Production Battle Week was celebrated today (Oct. 08) at the Plant Genetic Resources Centre in Peradeniya, with participation of the Minister of Rural Economic Affairs P. Harrison. The Livestock Day has been organized with the objective of empowering local dairy farmers. Accordingly, livestock exhibition has been organized to…

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Year 2018 declared as the Year of Local Food Production Many proposals to strengthen the economy of farmers in the 2018 budget National Housing Policy to protect the agricultural sector President Maithripala Sirisena says in order to make the National Food Production drive a success, the Government will remove all the taxes on imported Agricultural…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the government will focus on introducing of insurance scheme for handicrafts artisans. He says the government will pay more attention on solving the problems of handicraftsmen and women by providing required facilities and market opportunities. He pointed out the ability to convert our traditional handicrafts, which is our national pride and…

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The National Food Production Battle implemented under the guidance of President Maithripala Sirisena, will be commenced tomorrow (06),with the aim of taking forward the national food production programme, challenged by the climate changes, with a new strength continuously in a sustainable manner to revive the agricultural sector of the country. The inauguration of this programme…

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Tourism Leaders’ Summit – 2017, held annually in Sri Lanka, in line with the United Nations’ World Tourism Day was commenced today (Oct. 04) at the BMICH, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The objective of this summit is to create a national discourse on tourism, with the assistance of scholars and professionals in…

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The eighth Conference of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians (ASSP) was inaugurated under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo, today (04). The main theme of this year’s conference is ‘Association of the SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians’. This Conference is a platform for the Parliamentarians of South Asia to work together to…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the objective of the Government is to further strengthen Parliament through a constitution, which strengthen the rights of all the citizens in an undivided unitary state. He made these remarks addressing a special sitting of Parliament to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Parliamentary Democracy in Sri Lanka,today (03). The President emphasized…

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The scroll on the successful completion of the Esala Perahera of historical Sinigama Devalaya was presented to President Maithripala Sirisena today (Oct. 03) at the Presidential Secretariat. This was also to mark the golden jubilee of the Perahera Mangalyaya. The Custodian of the devalaya Sarath Disenthuvahandi and the President of the Custodian Committee, L. Samson…

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President Maithripala Sirisena opened the new building of South East Asia – Middle East – Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) state-of-the-art submarine cable system landing station by the Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), at Matara,yesterday(02). The SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable system spans approximately 20,000 km whilst offering POP-to-POP (Point of Presence) solutions from Singapore to Europe…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says safeguarding the dignity of the Maha Sangha is a main responsibility of the Buddhists. He added that nobody should behave in a way to disgrace the Bhikku Sasana. The President made these remarks at the religious ceremony to open the newly built Buddha statue at Sri Jayawardanarama Temple in Dangedara, Galle…

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“Current government is following the United Nations and international charters, agreements and statements on children while fulfilling a comprehensive task beyond that for the children of the nation”, says President Maithripala Sirisena. The President was speaking at the ceremony to launch ‘Suraksha Insurance Scheme’, introduced for the betterment of the children in Sri Lanka. The…

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The construction works of the  Cardiac and Critical Care Complex, which consist of the Cardiac and Thoracic Critical Care Unit and the ICU at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital, was commenced under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena,today(02). The new building complex is being built from the funds of the government of Sri Lanka and the…

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“In this society which calculates value of people’s lives with money, World Children’s Day should be used to build a righteous society for children”, says President Maithripala Sirisena. He emphasized the need to heal the society which focuses only on money and transform it into a society which loves the children and values the humanity….

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President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that the Government is committed to equip the children of the nation with knowledge as endow them with compassionate hearts. He added that the Government will take every possible step for the welfare and well-being of the children. The President made these remarks participating at the Anti-Narcotics Programme jointly organized by…

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President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that the draft report for a new constitutional proposals in any way does not project a concept of a Federal State. The President also emphasized that he will not allow anyone to draft a constitution which will harm the unitary status of the country, and further said that he will not…

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Ensuring the national reconciliation process, the construction work of the Trilingual National School in Kaduruwela, Polonnaruwa was commenced under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, today (29). The school is being built under a concept of President Sirisena, and the objectives of this school is to fulfill the need of multi-ethnic, trilingual mix school in…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said from next January all Ministers should participate in the district development committee meetings, held in every district. They should educate divisional political leaders as well as government officers about the development programs carried out by their ministries within the districts. The President was speaking at the second meeting of the National…

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President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized the need of active implementation of the Soil Conservation Act to protect the soil while preventing the increasing soil erosion day by day, as a result of the natural disasters as well as the results of the activities of the various illegal sand trading activities.   He made these remarks during…

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Coconut, rice, onion and potato at lower prices through Sathosa A special discussion was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena regarding the prices of the essential food items at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (Sep. 27). During this meeting it was revealed that the traders in the private sector decide the prices in order…

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*Badulla, Hali Ela, and Ella integrated water supply project vested with the public by President *New car park for the city of Badulla *New 320 public service appointments for the Uva Province President Maithripala Sirisena says the assistance of the international community has been received for the development process of Sri Lanka as a result…

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President Maithripala Sirisena emphasizes every District Secretary should be committed to make the National Food Production Program which commences on October 06, 2017 successful at district level. The President stated the relevant circulars have been issued to inform the responsibilities at institutional levels. He added all government officers and politicians should be committed to make…

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“My warmest congratulations and sincere best wishes to you on your unprecedented re-election for a fourth term as leader of your country,” President Maithripala said in a congratulatory message to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He said that her electoral victory is a tribute to her able leadership and testimony to the trust and confidence reposed…

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The 58th Death Anniversary of late Prime Minister and the founder of the SLFP, S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike,was held under the patronage of the Chairman of SLFP, President Maithripala Sirisena at the  Bandaranaike Memorial Monument in Horogolla, today (26). In parallel to this event the world’s first female prime minister madam Sirimavo Bandaranaike and late Anura Bandaranaike…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that the National Economic Council expects to take immediate steps to stop importing of all non-essential food items as well as unhealthy foods into the country. He made these remarks at the opening of the Agricultural Exhibition held at the at the Training Institute of Department of Agriculture in Bombuwala, Kalutara….

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President Maithripala Sirisena directed to the Finance Ministry to impose 100% levy on imported big onions. The President gave this directive, paying attention to the problems faced by local big onion farmers when selling their crops. Accordingly the tax imposed on imported big onions will be increased to 100%.

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President Maithripala Sirisena returned to the country today (25) after successfully concluding his visit to New York, USA where he attended the 72nd sessions of the UN General Assembly. This was the third time that President Maithripala Sirisena addressed the UN General Assembly.In his address to the UN the President apprised the world leaders regarding…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the Government has gained fruitful results for its commitment in the last two and a half years to achieve prosperity and reconciliation for the motherland.    The President made these remarks during a meeting held with the Sri Lankan community living in the U.S.A, yesterday (23).   During this meeting the…

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The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the UN is ready to   provide every possible assistance to Sri Lanka in its efforts to build as a prosperous nation where the reconciliation is strengthened. He further said that the UN will provide its maximum support to build as an exemplary nation in the world, where all…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says Sri Lanka is performing for the betterment of its people with much responsibility, in keeping with the charters of UN, as a member of United Nations. He said the government is taking the process to ensure human rights and reconciliation forward step by step. The President made these remarks during his…

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The Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba said that the commitment shown by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena for the activities of the SAARC is significant and the gratitude of all the SAARC countries must go to him in this regard. He made these remarks when he held bilateral meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena on…

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The Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Thomas A. Shannon says the political, social and economic rebuilding process of Sri Lanka in the post- conflict era is highly commendable. He made these remarks when he called on President Maithripala Sirisena on the sidelines of the 72nd Session of the UNGA, in New York, yesterday (21). President…

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