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The report by the Committee of Independent Experts appointed by the President to look into the Sri Lanka – Singapore Free Trade Agreement was presented to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat (10) this afternoon. Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo, Prof. Deshamanya W. Lakshman handed over the committee report to the…

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Every steps will be taken to strengthen economy of the farmers – President A program to establish a healthier economy in the country and set up a fair price for the farmer and construct a grain storage center for the farmer community has been provided by the President in accordance with the National Development Plans….

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President Maithripala Sirisena says necessary steps should be instantly taken to implement the recently taken decision to enforce the death penalty against the persons who still engaged in drug trafficking activities even after they have been convicted on the death penalty, for the future of the country, the nation and future generation. President Sirisena further…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says whatever the judicial decision he will accept it with honour and will take the future political decisions accordingly. He made these remarks addressing a ceremony held in Polonnaruwa, today (09). President Sirisena further said that he was not pleased with the power vested on the President, as an individual person, constitutionally…

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Most Ven. Dimbulagala Dewalankara Thera said that President Maithripala Sirisena has the blessings of the entire Sangha community for his untiring efforts to steer the country forward while taking bold decisions for the well-being of the people. The Thera made these remarks participating in an event organized to unveil the newly constructed Buddha Statue and…

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In the event held to vest the new cricket stadium of Polonnaruwa Royal College on late 8th of August, which was built under the “Pibidemu Polonnaruwa’ district development program, Shalika Lakshan who was a grade nine student of the school made a speech before the President. The student who was very eloquent was called upon…

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The news Diya Man bridge constructed in parellel the Gini Petti bridge of Polonnaruwa was inspected by President Maithripala Sirisena today (8). This bridge situated in Wijayabhahupura in Polonnruwa belongs to the cannel which carries water to paddy cultivations from Parakarama Samudraya. As a longterm step taken under the program “Pibidemu Polonnaruwa” this bridge is…

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President Maithripala Sirisena vested the reconstructed Iranamadu reservoir in the people today (07), fulfilling another aspiration of the President, as the leader of the State and the farming community of the country. Under the complete guidance of the President, who has given prominence in his agenda to provide solutions for the water issue of the…

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All the public officials have been informed today (06) through a circular issued by the Government under the guidance of the President, the total ban of using private hotels, specially luxury hotels, by all the state institutions, including the Ministries, Departments and Statutory Boards to conduct their respective ceremonies, meetings and various programmes. The President…

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Following the assuming Office of President , President Maithripala Sirisena on January, 08, 2015, as a result of his initiate and great commitment, the 19th amendment to the constitution of Sri Lanka was adopted to resolve the problematical situation prevailed over the period of three decades regarding the democracy of the country. Through this amendment…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that the development process and the public welfare services should not be inefficient at any rate. All monetary allocations provided for the next monetary year should be spent properly and the needs of the public should be accomplished, instructed the President to the relevant officers and to schedule the development plans…

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The “Wedasa 2018” medical exhibition organized due to the completion of 25 years for the faculty of Medicine University of Sri Jayawardenapura was opened under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Colombo (BMICH) today (04). The exhibition held under the theme, “A healed nation with the scope of 25…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that he will completely end the political unrest of the country by next week. He further said that the decisions will be taken for the benefit of the country, people and for the future of the motherland. President Sirisena added that he was not the person who created this crisis but…

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A special discussion was held with all the Secretaries to Ministries under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (Dec 04).   ‘’ The Court of Appeal on December 03, 2018 issued an interim injunction temporarily restraining the Prime Minister and his Cabinet of Ministers, who were appointed by H.E. the President…

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A group of representatives of the Chamber of Commerce met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (03). During this meeting, the current economic situation of the country and regarding the activities of the chambers of commerce were discussed and visions and suggestions were presented regarding the future economic process of the country….

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Ms Gudrun Yngvadottir, the international president of Lions Clubs International called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (03). Across the globe, Lions Clubs International has over 1.4 million members, and it is the largest service organization in the world. A commemorative stamp was issued to mark the visit of the President of…

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Three new Ambassadors and a High Commissioner to Sri Lanka presented their credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s House, Colombo, today (Dec. 03). The envoys are: 01. Mr. Petar Ljubicic – Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia 02. Mr.Andre Poh – Ambassador of the Republic of Congo 03. Mrs.Rita Giuliana Mannella – Ambassador…

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Due to the current political crisis in the country the lives of the people should not be inconvenienced at any level, said the President.Maithripala Sirisena. President made a request to all public servants to oblige with the responsibilities of evading any down fall in the public services. President Sirisena made this request addressing the ceremony…

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The Morgahakanda reservoir of Moragahakanda- Kalugaga project which is the largest muti- purpose development project built for after four decades in Sri Lanka has reached its level of overflow and the sluice gates of the reservoir were opened today. President Maithripala Sirisena participated in the event and engaged in an observational visit in the reservoir…

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The Paddy Marketing board has officially started introducing the rice made under PMB brand to the market presenting the first packet of rice to President Maithripala Sirisena at President’s office today(29). The Paddy Marketing Board buys paddy for a certified price in order to ensure a good price to the farmers. The purchasing is handled…

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The inaugural session of the Information technology exhibition of the International Conference held to mark the 75th Anniversary Sri Lanka Signals Corps of Sri Lanka Army under the President’s patronage was held at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) today (28). This International conference with an Information technology exhibition is being held under the theme,…

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The report of the Special Presidential Commission to review Public Sector Salaries was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (28). The Chairman of the Commission Mr. S. Ranugge presented the report to the President and other members of the Commission also presented on this occasion. The President appointed this Special…

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President Maithripala Sirisena donated six million rupees to utilize for the future innovation works of the electric-powered racing car, produced by a group of students at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa at the Presidential Secretariat, today (27). The students produced this car to enter the Formula Student 2019 event. The Formula Student…

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President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the relevant authorities on the implementation of a speedy procedure with stringent rules to control crimes, drug smuggling and the underworld activities. The President also stressed the need of vesting necessary powers on the relevant authorities by expediting the essential legal reforms in this regard. President Maithripala Sirisena…

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The inauguration ceremony of the 5th International Conference of the International Association of Theravada Buddhist Universities (IATBU) was commenced under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo, today (27). The Conference is organized by the International Association of Theravada Buddhist Universities once in every two years with the aim of strengthening the religious and…

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A special committee by the President to solve issues of the police officers of lower rank Instructions by the President to Inspector General of police to present a monthly report on drug trafficking Strong regulations and a procedure to prevent underworld crimes The duties of the police department should be in increased to a higher…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said there is a need for a solution for the issue of the retirement of Army officers in an age where they can best serve the country as highly skilled persons with knowledge, understanding, and experiences without limits. He said as the Commander-in-Chief, he is ready to provide solutions to the issue…

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The ceremony organized by the Shanthi Foundation to invoke merits to more than thousand national heroes including Weera Keppetipola who sacrificed their lives in the freedom struggle in Uva Wellassa which commemorates its 200th Anniversary was held at Seruwila Buddhist Centre, Colombo 7 under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena today (25). President Sirisena participated…

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Appointing a Prime Minister, removing the former Prime Minister, proroguing the Parliament, dissolution of Parliament, dissolving the cabinet, were all done by him legally and he has not done anything in violation of the constitution, President Maithripala Sirisena said. Addressing the foreign media personnel at President’s house today (25), President Sirisena said that the people…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that he is swimming upstream in politics for the betterment of the future of the Motherland. The President further said that, he is not alone in the struggle for betterment of the motherland, and all the common people who love the country have join hands with him and added that in…

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(President Maithripala Sirisena greets Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland in New York in September 2018. (File Photo) President Maithripala Sirisena told the Commonwealth Secretary General, Baroness Patricia Scotland that he has acted in accordance with the Constitution of Sri Lanka and would continue to stand for democratic practices. In a telephone conversation with Baroness…

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President Maithripla Sirisena expressed apology over the inconvenience caused to the Buddhist monks due to the tear gas attack, when a group of Buddhist monks representing several organizations including Sinhalaye Api National Organization , visited the President’s office to handover a message today (Nov 19). They had not intimated earlier that they would come to…

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President Maithripala Sirisena expressed his deep appreciation for all the political parties representing the Parliament for reaching an agreement to appropriately follow the guidance given by him at the All Party Meeting held yesterday to end the prevailed conflict situation in the Parliament. Initially, the President paid his attention regarding the discord created in the…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the government needs more assistance from the fields of science, technology and research to resolve the economic and development issues of the country. He made these remarks addressing the President’s Awards for Scientific Publication held in Colombo, today (19). President’s Awards for Scientific Publication were started in 2001 to recognize Sri…

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The All Party Meeting called by President Maithripala Sirisena to discuss the current political developments was held with friendly and cordial manner at the Presidential Secretariat today (Nov 18) and it lasted more than 2 hours. There was an agrement at the meeting that the party leaders meeting, scheduled for tomorrow should decide the future…

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President Maithripala Sirisena will chair a meeting of representatives of all the political parties represented in Parliament at 5.00 p.m. tomorrow (Nov 18) at the President’s office. The President has called this meeting in order to end the current political unrest and conflict situation and to allow normal functioning of the Parliament. The leaders of…

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President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the heads of the government institutions to deliver public services in a more comprehensive and efficient manner without allowing room to deteriorate those services as well as to do the activities of the government sector with proper planning and targets. The President gave these instructions during a meeting…

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The National Dairy Farmers’ Conference organized to empower the local dairy farmers was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Shalika Ground in Narahenpita, today (16). This kind of conference was held for the first time in the history of Sri Lanka. The President symbolically handed over the dividends of Milko Dairy…

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President Maithripala Sirisena announced that he would not prorogue Parliament under any circumstance. This statement was issued by the Presidential Media Division today (November 16).

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A meeting was held between Speaker of the Parliament, Karu Jayasuriya, and the representatives of the political parties of United National Front and the Tamil National Alliance met President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s office today(15). In the 2-hour long meeting discussions were held regarding the current political developments. The leaders of those political parties…

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Full text of the reply sent by President Maithripala Sirisena to the Speaker: Hon. Karu Jayasuriya Speaker Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Sri Jayewardhanepura Kotte Hon. Speaker, I paid my attention to your letter and its attachments sent to me in relation to the in the Parliamentary matters on November 14,…

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A discussion was held on the progress of the activities of the Presidential Special Task Force and the special programs conducted under the President’s office at the President’s office today(14). The Nationals program for drugs prevention, Grama Shakthi People’s Movement, the program to reconstruct 2400 Ellanga irrigation systems, National environmental conservation program, Agriculture Development Program,…

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President Maithripala Sirisena visited the Ministry of Lands and observed its functioning today (Nov 13). After inquiring into process of granting title deeds at the Land Commissioner General’s Department, the President explained the necessity of make more efficient those activities to provide valuable service to the public. Also, President Sirisena pointed out the importance of…

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A National Security Council meeting chaired by President Maithripala Sirisena was held at 8.00 p.m. today. During this meeting, the President discussed about the country’s security situation and instructed the heads of all the security forces to ensure a peaceful environment in the country.

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President Maithripala Sirisena visited the Central Environment Authority and observed its functioning today (Nov 13). After inquiring into internal functions of CEA and its financial dealings, President Srisena instructed the officials to continue its activities to achieve the objectives for the year without allowing the political climate be a hindrance. The President also looked into…

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The ‘Business Today’ Awards Ceremony was held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo, yesterday (12) to felicitate the companies that have excelled in business. President Maithripala Sirisena participated as the Chief Guest at the Awards Ceremony and presented awards for the outstanding entrepreneurs. The awards ceremony was titled as the ‘Business Today Top 30’ and…

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The Mahaweli Authority officers stated that the water filling process of the Kalu Gaga reservoir of the Moraghakanda Kalug Ganga project which is the final Mahaweli project of the country is in a highly satisfactory level. The water filling process of the reservoir was initiated under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena on late…

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This is the third occasion in 14 days I am addressing you to explain recent developments. First, on October 26 I explained my views to you after appointing Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister. Then, at the meeting held at Ape Gama in Battaramulla on 5th November, I explained the political views to you. Today…

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The closing ceremony of the Defence Services Games – 2018 (DSG) was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Army Indoor Stadium in Panagoda, yesterday (09). Upon President’s arrival, he was received by sportsmen, Commander of the Army, Commander of the Navy and Commander of the Air Force in an elegant culturally-rich…

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