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Immediate changes in high security positions as there was negligence in carrying out responsibilities APC & Intellectual Round Table Discussions on follow up actions President Maithripala Sirisena assured the nation that he would take every required step to curb terrorism in Sri Lanka, which has raised its ugly head on Easter Sunday and restore normalcy…

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Foreign envoys assures every possible support to President to curb terrorism in Sri Lanka The envoys of foreign countries and the representatives of international agencies were unanimous in their expression of fullest support to President Maithripala Sirisena to curb terrorism in Sri Lanka, which has raised its ugly head on Easter Sunday. Addressing all the…

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President Maithripala Sirisena visited the recently bombed St. Sebastian’s Church, Katuwapitiya, Negombo today (23) to inquire into the present situation and inspect damages caused to the church. The President met with the Parish Priest Fr. Srilal Fonseka and extended his deepest condolences to him towards all the Catholics in the area. President Sirisena also inquired…

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President Maithripala Sirisena visited the Archbishop’s House today (22) and called on the Archbishop of Colombo, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith. President Sirisena expressed his, shock, deep pain and dismay over the brutal attacks on places of catholic religious worship and discussed over the future steps that should be taken regarding this incident. During this…

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Anti-terrorism clauses to be effective from midnight today Tomorrow, National Day of Mourning President Maithripala Sirisena president over an emergency meeting of National Security Council today (April 22) and following decisions were taken at the meeting. The government has decided to Gazette the anti-terrorism legal clauses to be effective with effect from midnight today. This…

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President Maithripala Sirisena appointed a 3-member Special Council to inquire into the series of explosions in the country on April 21. The Council comprises of Supreme Court Justice Vijith Malalgoda, former Ministerial Secretary, Padmasiri Jayamanna and former Inspector General, N K Ilangakoon. The President has instructed the Special Council to study the background, the reasons…

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President Maithripala Sirisena has stated that he will announce within the next 24 hours regarding the appointment of a Special Investigation Committee headed by a Judge of the Supreme Court to investigate causes and background for the grave national catastrophe that occurred today (21) claiming many lives. The Committee will study other reasons that pave…

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A special meeting was held with the participation of Heads of Security Forces, Police and Civil Security Department and other relevant Agencies regarding the current security situation in the country, and during that meeting, the Government decided to take steps to tighten security at all religious places, tourist hotels, hospitals and Embassies and provide security…

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President Maithripala Sirisena joined the ritual of planting a fruit sapling today (15th) morning at the auspicious time 11.17 am in the presidential official residence. The auspicious time to plant a sapling was 11.17 a. m. today morning, facing the East, suitably wearing a white dress was added to this Sinhala and Tamil New Year…

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Keeping with the tradition, President Maithripala Sirisena performed New Year rituals today (April 14) at his Official Residence in Colombo. The President joined the ritual to light the hearth with Mrs. Jayanthi Sirisena and other members of the immediate family. The President planted a sapling at his official residence at the auspicious time. Thereafter he…

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Planting a plant at the dawn of the oncoming Sinhala and Tamil New Year, people should join together to accomplish the duties for environmental conservation, President invites all Sri Lankans. President Maithripala Sirisena said that the value of environmental conservation is identified not only Sri Lanka but by the whole nation. He said this at…

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The Presidential Media Awards ceremony was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH, today (10). The primary objective of organizing this award ceremony on annual basis is to evaluate skills, talents and special capabilities of journalists towards ushering in a media culture with social responsibility. In addition to selecting the award…

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The Power, Energy and Business Development Ministry and Canadian Commercial Corporation yesterday at the Presidential Secretariat entered into an agreement before President Maithripala Sirisena to set up a 100 megawatt floating solar power plant in the Maduru Oya reservoir. The Cabinet of Ministers recently granted approval for the proposal made by the President as the…

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Progress review on steps taken to solve issues at junior levels President Maithripala Sirisena held a discussion with senior police officers today (April 8) at the President’s Office to discuss the progress of the implementation process of the proposals to solve the issues pertaining to junior level personnel of the Police department. These proposals were…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that during his tenure, he will take necessary steps to ensure that the Sri Lankan police service not only nationally but also internationally recognized service. The Women Police Constables Passing Out Parade of the Sri Lanka Police College, Kalutara, was held under the patronage of President Sirisena, where he made these…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says all politicians of this country, irrespective of their party affiliations, should be held responsible for the division among the people of the country based on their language of speaking. The President emphasized that people should not be divided according to their spoken language, addressing a function held at the BMICH, today…

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The greatest traditional custom of the farmer community of the nation, “Aluth Sahal Mangallaya” was held in front of historical Jayasiri Maga Bodhi in Anuradhapura today (7). The farmers presented the first reap of paddy to the sacred temple at the ceremony organized at Jaya Siri Maha Bodhi, organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that severe rules will be imposed against those who import, sell, and keep toxin drugs. President Maithripala Sirisena made these remarks during a meeting held regarding the draft of the new act on drug control and reduction of crimes, at the President’s office today (2). The meeting discussed the issues of…

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The release of military acquired lands in the North and East has been accelerated following the establishment of the Special Task force for the development of North and East Province. This was stated by the security forces at the meeting of the Presidential Task Force for the Development of the North and East today (April…

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The expenditures of Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Environment was taken in to debate at the parliament today (4) and the President who went to the parliament made certain special remarks on those two subjects. The President emphasized the importance of a proper policy program for disposal of garbage and said that it…

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It is an absolute truth that the drug menace is raising its head across the country darkening the promising future of Sri Lankan children and oppressing the lives of the people. The citizens across the country took the Bakmaha Divuruma, national pledge to eradicate the drug menace, today (03) to confirm their total commitment to…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the objective of the abolishing of the Grade 5 Scholarship Exam is to provide a better education for the children while implementing the necessary changes that should be done in our education sector according to the educational methods used by the most developed countries in the world. The President made these…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says in the process of overcoming economic and social challenges before the country, the intervention of the intellectuals is more important than the role of the politicians. The President, participating in the inaugural ceremony of the “INNOVATE SRI LANKA 2019” exhibition held at the BMICH, said that to conquer the challenges before…

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Avurudu Neketh Seettuwa (the document containing the auspicious times for the traditional Sinhala and Tamil New Year) was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena today (April 02) at the President’s Official Residence in Colombo. In keeping with the tradition, this was handed over to the President. The Avurudu Neketh Seettuwa includes the time of the…

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The buildings and a stadium with a sports complex constructed at four schools in Maharagama electorate vested with the students by the President today (1). The new buildings of Mahargama President’s College, Maharagama Central College, Dharmapala College, Kottawa, the first Suhuru college of Sri Lanka in Kotte Madiwala, were vested with the students by the…

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Over 769 kg of cocaine seized by the security forces of the country as well as the judicial process concluded were destroyed at the Suraweera warehouse in Maguruwela, Kelania, under the inspection of President Maithripala Sirisena, today (01st). Under the guidance of the President and the direction of the Police Narcotics Bureau these cocaine was…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that he took the battle against illegal drugs on his shoulders without considering the risk it has over his own life because he is determined to build an ethical country for the future generation and emphasized that he will carry on this crusade amidst any challenge. President Sirisena made these remarks…

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The life of Mrs. Srima Dissanayake was defined by courage, integrity, nobility and duty to both her country and her family. Her impact on Sri Lanka does not end with her passing. It will continue for the next several decades. She was the force behind the Gamini Dissanayake Institute for Technology and Vocational Studies, which…

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Over 765 Kg of narcotics which was seized by the country’s national security forces will be destroyed at the Suraweera warehouse complex at Maguruwela in Kelaniya tomorrow (01st). The President is due to attend this and it is also open to all media. According to international standards, the Police Narcotics Bureau is destroying those drugs….

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President Maithripala Sirisena opened the Toxin Free National Fair and Exhibition held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) ,today (30th). The exhibition, which is being held under the theme of “let’s Not Eat Toxins- Protect Motherland” (Nokamu Wasa Visa Rakimu Maw Bima) will be held at BMICH from today until 01st of April…

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The 50th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Foundation was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Sri Lanka Foundation in Colombo, yesterday (28). The Sri Lanka Foundation (SLF) is known to be the foremost and pioneering adult education center in Sri Lanka, established in 1974 consequent to an agreement between The Sri…

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President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that he will not willing to do any act which would contrary to the constitution of the country or which will endanger the sovereignty of the country. The President made these remarks participating in a ceremony held in Meegahatenna, Kalutara, today (27). During this event, President Sirisena said that the statement…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the illegal drug trade, which has spread like a major menace, could not be controled only through taking illicit drugs into custody by security forces, raids or taking legal actions alone and the time has come to eliminate this threat through implementing a broad attitude change initiate from family to the…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that Sri Lanka requires a transformational change in the government service in order to overcome the challenges faced by the country. The President stated that planning with a new vision in order to achieve the objective of overcoming these challenges is a necessity and it should be implemented urgently. He said…

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Mr Nihal Amarasinghe has been appointed as Secretary to the Ministry of Education. He received the Letter of Appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Office today (March 28). Mr Ranasinghe, a senior public servant with vast experiences, served as Commissioner General of Immigration and Emigration.

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that he will hold discussions with the relevant parties to introduce a more suitable police uniform replacing the Khaki uniform that is being currently used. He said that in order to change the negative impression of the Police service that is prevailing among the public he would take initiatives to make…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that core values of our culture, customs and traditions should never be subjected to any power. The President further said that a young generation who respect our culture and tradition as well as who can conquer the world should be emerged in the country. He said this while participating in the…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that since drug issue has become a major problem for the future of the nation, everyone should come together to win the challenge leaving aside differences. The President made these remarks attending a program held at Buonavista College, Galle, today (27). The illegal drug smugglers are committing a huge damage to…

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The second day of the 15th Biennial Conference of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) held chaired by President Maithripala Sirisena today (26th) morning at the BMICH. Under the theme of ‘Quality Assurance, Qualifications and Recognition: Fostering Trust in a Globalized World‘, INQAAHE 15th Biennial Conference will be held until…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the Government has decided to abolish the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination, following a proposal submitted by him. He said that this decision was taken paying attention to the undue pressure faced by the students due to the Scholarship Examination. President Sirisena made these remarks participating in a ceremony to vest the…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the drug raids in the city of Colombo and the coastal areas are to be widened further from April 3rd. The President also said that the three armed forces and the police would jointly carry out these raids in a very strong manner. President Sirisena made these remarks while participating in…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says there was a massive Buddhist revival in the country in parallel to the “Tripitakabhiwandana Week”. President Sirisena said that he initiated the process to declare the Tripitaka as a World Heritage with the aim of preserving it for thousands of years to come. He also said that he will take every…

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A religious ceremony was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Town Hall Auditorium of Kegalle Municipal Council today (24) to present the Scroll to the retired Deputy Director of Piriven Education and former Chief Pirivena Education Advisor Most Ven. Deewela Mahinda Thera for being elevated to the position of Anu Nayake…

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Legacy of protecting, nurturing of Tripitaka and to present it to the world in writing lies on us as Sri Lankans. Maha Nayaka Theros commended the efforts taken by the President to declare Tripitaka as a World Heritage The occasion of religious significance of presentation of the proposal to declare the Theravada Tripitaka, the sacred…

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Certain Sri Lankan media, quoting a media reports published in Singapore regarding an alleged statement made by a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore, have published is a totally baseless report. Those media reports have stated that, according to the extradition laws of Singapore, the Government of Sri Lanka has not provided…

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The people island-wide have been given an opportunity to take part in relic worshiping and a large number of devotees have already made their way to the respective places where sacred relic expositions are held. The exposition of sacred relic to mark the ‘Tripitakaabhiwandana Week,’ got underway this morning (20) at the sacred premises of…

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