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A meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and the officers of the Sri Lanka Immigration and Emigration officers’ Association was held at the Presidential Secretariat today (24). Several issues faced by the Immigration and Emigration officers at professional level were discussed and the President broadly agreed to find solutions to those issues. It was agreed to…

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Seven hundred and twenty two (722) newly built houses of Madampitiya, Henemulla, “Methsanda Sevana“ housing scheme were vested with low income families in Colombo by President Maithripala Sirisena today May(23). These houses were constructed under the project “Naagarika Punarjeewana” by Urban Development Authority under the supervision of Ministry of Megapolis & Western Development in order…

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solutions provided by the President to the problem of clean water of the students of Wayamba National college of education President Maithripala Sirisena says that it has been revealed about the unfair treatment to students by some teachers. These are evident in the facts revealed in the letters and phone calls received by him and…

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President Maithripala Sirisena instructed relevant authorities to immediately provide relief to the affected people due to floods and landslides because of continuous torrential rains. He asked the officials to provide relief supplies to affected people and take steps to provide all requirements without any undue concern about funds and added that required fund allocations will…

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President Maithripala Sirisena urged all stakeholders to support the Gramashakthi People’s Movement without any political difference to achieve the goal of eradicating poverty. He made this appeal at the Provincial Steering Committee Meeting on the ‘Gramashakthi’ programme in Badulla yesterday (May 21). The President will be directly progress review meetings of the Gramashakthi People’s Movement,…

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A ceremony was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena to name the Uva Provincial Library after Agga Maha Pandita Most Venerable Davuldena Gnanissara Nayake Thera, today (21). The President unveiled the plaque, which contained the name of the Most Venerable Davuldena Gnanissara Thera and he also launched the automation of the library project….

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that our security forces have not been accused of war crimes in the resolution of the United Nations Human Rights Council as certain media and extremist parties falsely depict. President Sirisena said that today such accusations are made by the parties who support the L.T.T.E. and living abroad and those who…

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President Maithripla Sirisena stated that the duties and responsibilities towards Buddhism and the Sangha will be fulfilled under the guidance of three Buddhist Nikayes and the Mahasangha. Much of work has been done on behalf of these noble objectives and it will be conducted further as well, said the President. President Sirisena stated this after…

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The new system control centre of Ceylon Electricity Board(CEB) in Srijayewardenepura which can control all the data of the power generation and electricity sub stations was declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena today (16). Fulfilling the need of a main controlling system to control and monitor electricity grids of Sri Lanka with a firm management…

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President Maithripala Sirisena was the chief guest at the Tamil cultural show, Swasam Union” at the Bishop’s College Auditorium yesterday (15). The artistes of Aru Sri Art’s academy collaborated with the High Commission in India organized this cultural event. Dr. Arunthathy Sri Ranganathan and artiste, Himangshu Shrivastav and Divya Ravi were presented with tokens of…

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President Maithripala Sirisena advised the National Economic Council (NEC) to hold a special one-day workshop on the government’s comprehensive economic development plan for Ministers, Members of Parliament representing the government, Ministry secretaries and Central Bank and Treasury officials. He said such a workshop will be helpful to make them aware of the plans and also…

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The International Nurses Day celebration organized by the Government Nursing Officers Association was held under the patronage of President Maithripla Sirisena and with the participation of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesighe today at Temple Trees- Prime Minister’s Office (17). Steps taken by the Minster of Health, Rajitha Senaratna were appreciated by offering a special token of…

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The official ceremony was held to offer a monthly allowance to the veteran artistes who contributed their time and effort to nourish the local cinema under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the National Film Corporation auditorium today(15). The allowance, which was started with a sum of Rs. 500 each in 1987 was increased…

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President Maithripala Sirisena who is on a two day state visit to Iran met with Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Teheran , yesterday (13). President Sirisena was warmly received by the Supreme Leader of Iran when he arrived at the venue. The Supreme Leader pointed out the importance of taking forward the…

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Discussed on enhancing bilateral economic & trade ties between the two countries Five MoUs signed between the two countries President Maithripala Sirisena who is on a two day state visit to Iran met with President Hassan Rouhani of Iran today (13).     President Sirisena was warmly received by the Iranian President when he arrived at…

President Maithripala Sirisena left for Iran today (12) for a two day state visit at the invitation of the Iran President Hassan Rouhani. During his visit to Iran, the President is expected to obtain many economic and developmental benefits to Sri Lanka. Iran, as the one of the largest oil and natural gas producing and…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says if certain political party uses war heroes to gain their own political agenda, it is not an ethical in any way.     The President made these remarks unveiling the ‘Wayamba Rana Abhiman’ War Heroes’ Monument in Kurunegala, yesterday (11). The new monument has been established to replace the displacement of war…

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President’s Counsel Ariya Bandara Rekawa  was sworn in as the Governor of Uva Province, at the President’s Official Residence, today (11). Secretary to the President, Austin Fernando was also present on this occasion.

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Mr.A.H.M. Fauzie was sworn in as the State Minister for National Unity and Reconciliation before President Maithripala Sirisena, at the President’s Official Residence, today (11). Secretary to the President, Austin Fernando was also present on this occasion.

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President Maithripala Sirisena pointed out the importance of a comprehensive programme on river conservation, as the river system in the country faces giant challenge of erosion on shores. The President stated this during a meeting held with the representatives of the World Bank at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (10). President Sirisena pointed out that from…

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The Sri Lankan Army has handed over a donation of Rs 70 Million to the “Little Heart’s Fund” to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today (May 10). All members of the army have donated half a day’s salary to the “Little Heart’s Fund”. Representing the Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps Captain, Piumi Chetana,…

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The International Nurses Day celebration annually organized by the Public Services United Nurses Association was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH, today (10). International Nurses Day (IND) is celebrated every year all around the world on 12th of May to commemorate the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale and to mark the nurses’…

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President Maithripala Sirisena vested 437 houses constructed under the ‘Niwasak Wenuwata Jivitayak’ programme implemented by the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development and the Urban Development Authority, with the people at the Siyapath Sevana new housing scheme in Dematagoda today (10). This housing project implemented with the aim of providing better housing facilities to the…

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Honourable Speaker, Honourable Members of parliament, As the President and Head of the Government of the people of Sri Lanka, I greet all of you at the opening of the Second Session of the 8th Parliament of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. You are aware that in accordance of the powers entrusted to me…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that he will not retire in 2020, instead of it he will continuously fulfill his respective duties towards the country through a new process. The President said that he will use the experiences he gained through the past three years in this regard and further said that he will join with…

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President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that as a government, strong decisions will be taken to control and eradicates bribery and corruption in government sector and other areas. Law and order will take place irrespective of status, the President said. The President stated this addressing International Family Healthcare Day Ceremony held at Royal College, Polonnaruwa, yesterday (05)….

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The State Dance Awards Ceremony – 2018 was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre in Colombo, yesterday (04). This Award ceremony is jointly organized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Cultural Affairs and Dept. of   Cultural Affairs to felicitate the artistes who rendered a great service for…

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A group of representatives, including Dr. Hiroto Izumi, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abey met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence, yesterday (04). These representatives visited the country to investigate and study regarding the future development activities to be launched in Sri Lanka, according to the outcomes of…

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The inaugural ceremony of special International Buddhist Conference of Rajagiriya Sadaham Sewana International Buddhist Centre was held under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena today (May 02). The conference is being held for four days where Buddhist Monks representing Buddhist countries such as Thailand, China, Japan, Myanmar, Vietnam, Nepal and dedicated Buddhist leaders as…

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The first Ranaviru flag of War Heroes Commemoration Month was pinned on President Maithripala Sirisena today (May 02). This month has been declared as the National War Heroes Commemoration Month – 2018. The government has declared this annual War Heroes Commemoration Month to pay gratitude to the war heroes who sacrificed their lives and limbs…

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New set of 8 State Ministers and 10 Deputy Ministers were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (02). The names and ministries are as follows: State Ministers Hon. Palitha Range Bandara: State Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management and Disaster Management. Hon. Dilip Wedaarachchi: State Minister of Fisheries and…

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President Maithripala Sirisena joined the ceremony of unveiling the newly constructed shrine room at the Bodhignana Asapuwa in Hewagama, Kaduwela yesterday (May 01). The President engaged in religious pooja at the relic chamber, after unveiling the new shrine room. The Kaduwela Mahmewna Bodhignana meditation Asapuwa started under the guidance of Ven. Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero on…

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President Maithripala Sirisena admits that the character of Past President Ranasinghe Premadasa is an exemplary one in the midst of political culture in which politicians try to make their own personal dreams come true forgetting the dreams of the people. President Sirisena further admits that, Mr Premadasa was an excellent leader who worked within a…

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President Maithripala Sirisena participated in religious activities in Siri Vajirarama Viharaya in Bambalapitiya where the renovated Dharmashala constructed in the memory of Most Ven Narada Thero was vested with the Mahasangha. After offering poojas at the shrine room of Vajiramaya, President Sirisena, vested the Sangharamaya named after Most Venerable Narada Thero with the Maha Sangha….

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that whatsoever the criticisms may occur, every positive step will be taken on behalf of the people and the country. The President stated this addressing the State Vesak Festival held at Kurunegala Bingiriya Devagiri Rajamahaviharaya, today (28). The 2562 B.C. State Vesak Festival was held under the patronage of the President…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the school is the best medium to carry forward the message of national reconciliation to the society. He made these remarks participating in the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Zahira College in Anuradhapura, today (27). The President also vested the new three-storied building for classrooms at the school with the students….

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President Maithripala Sirisena instructs the Director – General of Mahaweli Authority, Sarath Chandrasiri Vithana to take immediate steps to construct a security fence on the side of the Vienna Canal on Badulla Mahiyangana main road for the safety of the vehicles and passengers. The road which runs parallel to Vienna canal is 13 Km long…

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President Maithripala Sirisena expressed appreciation and offered awards and gifts to the Sri Lankan men and women who performed well in commonwealth games. This was held at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (25). President Sirisena was thankful for everyone for the glory brought to the Motherland by winning the highest number of awards in the Commonwealth…

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President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka to take the necessary steps expeditiously to implement the long-term power generation plan for the time period of 2018-2037. The President has given these instructions during a meeting on swift implementation of the long-term power generation plan held at the Presidential…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that the Presidential Commission appointed to look into the alleged frauds and malpractices in SriLankan Airlines will commence recording of evidence within the next two weeks. He said at a discussion held with the trade union representatives of SriLankan Airlines at the Presidential secretariat yesterday (April 25). The President stressed the…

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President Maithripala Sirisena handed over a letter of appointment to Ms.  Nishanthi Sivaloganathan, a Graduate of the University of Jaffna, and the elder sister of Vidya Sivaloganathan who was murdered in Jaffna. This letter of appointment was handed over to her fulfilling a promise made by the President when he visited the residence of Vidya during…

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A group of Investors from several companies of Pakistan has arrived to Island to find out about the new investment opportunities where they met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s official residence, yesterday (23). The representatives from leading companies in Pakistan informed President Sirisena that they are ready for new investments in the fields…

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President Maitripala Sirisena attended the Cultural Pageant at the Harrow Leisure Centre in the afternoon of 21 April 2018, organised by the Sri Lanka Education, Cultural and Welfare Foundation and the Kingsbury Buddhist Temple, London presided over by its patron, Aggamahapanditha Ven. Galayaye Piyadassi Thero. A large gathering of Sri Lankans around 4000 from all…

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Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health was launched in London, today (20). President Maithripala Sirisena joined as the Chief Guest on the occasion. The launch is a part of a special Side Event to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 on ‘Global Health Security & the Digital Health Society 2030 – Innovation & Investment for…

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena (R) arrives to attend The Queen's Dinner during The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), at Buckingham Palace in London on April 19, 2018. 
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, will receive Commonwealth Heads of Government and their spouses in the Blue Drawing Room, where the evening commences with a drinks reception. The dinner will take place in the Picture Gallery where Her Majesty will give a speech. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS

The special banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth II of Britain in honour of the leaders attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) was held in Buckingham palace, yesterday (19). Commonwealth member countries were present at this dinner.  

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Sustainability is a term in the development terminology. Therefore, every Government focuses on it. Achieving a Sustainable future is as in many other countries, a main concern of the Government of Sri Lanka, said President Maithripala Sirisena intervening in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Session, yesterday (19). Extending our support to the Clean Ocean…

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Sri Lanka has been named as the country to give leadership for the conservation of mangroves in Commonwealth countries. This was stated during the 25th inaugural ceremony of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), held today (19) in London.‎ Thus it is scheduled to find out about the procedure on Mangrove conservation and an active…

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The inaugural ceremony of 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018 was held gloriously under the patronage of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain in Buckingham Palace. President Maithripala Sirisena was also present at the event. The 25th CHOGM commenced today. The theme this year is “Towards a Common Future” and the special attention…

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