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President Maithripala Sirisena says that at the outset, the Parliament must be an example of efficiency as a country that is moving towards the development goals. The efficiency of the Parliament has an impact on the efficiency of the public service and when achieving the development targets the efficiency of all these sectors are important….

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President Maithripala Sirisena says all must fulfill their respective duties to preserve the Ozone Layer, which is a wonderful creation of the nature to ensure the survival of the earth and its creatures. He made these remarks addressing the National Ozone day celebration held at the BMICH, today (17). Expressing his views, the President further…

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There is a clear progress in the field of Agriculture today in the country and the current government has accomplished a considerable amount of work with regard to agricultural development in the past three years which no other previous government had done. President Maithripala Sirisena made these statements participating in the closing ceremony of 30th…

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The Sri Lanka national netball team who won the Asian Netball Championships called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (13). The President, appreciating the talents of the sportswomen, extended his best wishes. President Sirisena expressed his gratitude for the sportswomen for bringing honor and fame to the motherland, displaying significant talents at…

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At the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 25, President Maithripala Sirisena will announce a set of new proposals for consideration at the March 2019 session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR). He will also submit these proposals to the United nations Secretary General António Guterres as well as…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says it is essential to make the transportation service a pleasant one to the public. The President said this at a discussion held at the President’s office regarding the maintenance of a regular transportation service and uplifting the quality of the public transportation service. Long discussions were held in order to monitor…

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The State Literary Awards Ceremony 2018, an occasion to give due accolades to the literati who enrich the field of literature in Sri Lanka with their creations, was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH, yesterday (11). Many authors received awards at this ceremony for their great contribution for the advancement…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the present government has been able to make the programme of providing a safe house with all the basic facilities to every family in the country a reality due to the housing policy implemented with a clear national plan. He made these remarks participating in the ceremony to vest the Lake…

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The first flag to launch the Flag Week to mark the National Prisoners’ Day which falls on September 12 was pinned on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today (Sep. 11). The Prisoner’s Welfare Association organizes this event annually to raise funds for the welfare of the prisoners and their family members. The Project…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that the education syllabus must teach not only how to pass examinations but also how to lead a contended life. He said this at the Kotawaya Maha Vidyalaya in Hambantota where he vested the newly constructed two-storied Building and the new Technology Laboratory with the students. On arrival at the school,…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that the government has entered into a sustainable development approach which would eradicate the dependent mentality, enabling our people to build a nation which can stand on its own feet. President Sirisena has pondered on this fact participating in the inaugural event on providing new samurdhi benefits under the samurdhi funds…

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Nivithigala Dela Central College was renamed as Dela Royal College and the students were vested with a new Indoor stadium, laboratory plus other facilities under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena today (Sep 8). The new facilities for the school was provided by the Western Provincial Ministry of Education under the project ‘Nearest School is…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the laws to give stern punishments will be implemented in the future against the people who engage in ragging incidents while properly implementing the Prohibition of Ragging Act. The President further said that this could not be allowed to happen in universities destroying the future of the university students and said…

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President Maithripala Sirisena called upon the leaders of the states in the Bay of Bengal Region to take collective steps against drug menace narcotics smugglers use ocean routes for drug smuggling. Addressing the 4th Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), he drew the attention of the leaders…

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Indian PM highly praises commitment of President Sirisena for the democracy The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi said that he deeply appreciates the commitment made by the President Maithripala Sirisena to achieve reconciliation and sustainable peace while ensuring democracy and freedom in Sri Lanka. These remarks were made when President Maithripala Sirisena, who is…

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Leaders of Sri Lanka and Myanmar agreed to further strengthen the economic and trade relations between the two countries with a new approach while activating the Sri Lanka- Myanmar Joint Trade Agreement. These remarks were made when President Maithripala Sirisena, who is in Nepal to attend the 4th Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative…

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President Maithripala Sirisena left Colombo this morning (Aug 29) to attend the 4th Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), which will be held from tomorrow until 31 August in Kathmandu. The Presidents of Sri Lanka and Myanmar, the Prime Ministers of India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Thailand and…

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President Maithripala Sirisena, who left for Nepal to attend the 4th Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) arrived at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, today (29). The President was received by the Nepali Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwar Pokhrel and senior officials. A guard…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says there is no differentiation or discrimination in the development of the country and the responsibility of delivering development benefits for the people living in the Northern and Eastern provinces will be fulfilled. The President further said that the assistance of the all the people’s representatives in the province as well as…

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President Maithripala Sirisena chaired the first meeting of the Special Presidential Commission to review Public Sector Salaries at the Presidential Secretariat, today (27). During this meeting appointment letters to the members of the Commission were presented and the future plans of the Commission were reviewed. The President appointed this Special Commission to make recommendations to…

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A prime responsibility lies with the Ministry Secretaries to make development process of the government efficient – President. A meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and Secretaries to the Ministries was held at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (27). During this meeting, the President emphasized that Ministry Secretaries have to play a vital role in making the…

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The inauguration ceremony of the Association of Disaster Risk Management Professionals, Sri Lanka (ADRiMP) was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH, today (23). ADRiMP is an assembly of professionals representing varied disciplines to nurture a culture of safety in Sri Lanka from the impact of disasters and climate change. Professor…

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President Maithripala Sirisena has taken steps to appoint a Special Commission to make recommendations to provide solutions to minimise salary anomalies in the Public Service while focusing on the existing salary circulars in relation to the salaries and allowances of the Public Service. President Sirisena proclaimed the establishment of this Special Commission, according to a…

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The Ceremony for presenting Golden Awards for the employees who completed 25 years of service of excellence of Ceylon Petroleum Corporation and Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Ltd was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall today (23). Presenting Golden Awards for the employees who have completed 25 years…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says Dr. Pundith W.D. Amaradeva is not only a veteran musician, but also a legend with humanity as well as a scholar and intellectual. The President further said that the honour of the nation should bestow upon Pundith W.D. Amaradeva for the service he rendered to the country to take the pride…

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The inauguration ceremony of renovating 2,400 rural tanks connected with “ellanga gammana” or Cascaded Tank-Village system in the Dry Zone and the commencement of the Second Stage of the Wayamba Ela, will be held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at 10.00 a.m. in the premises of the Kubukulawa Tank,Polpithigama. The “ellanga gammana” or…

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Sri Lanka’s Queen of Silver Screen, Malani Fonseka felicitation ceremony was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH, today (22). The ‘Malani Fonseka Foundation’ had organized this felicitation ceremony in commemoration of her fiftieth year in the fields of film and theatre. Ms. Malani Fonseka has rendered a great service to…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that the agricultural field is the correct path in conducting the development projects related to strengthening the farmer economy in the process of developing the country. The results of the investments are already visible and they will indeed provide the people with immediate benefits, the President pointed out. President Sirisena stated…

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A special committee which comprised of independent experts has been appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena, to conduct a special study on the Sri Lanka – Singapore Free Trade Agreement and to submit a report to him. The President has been appointed this committee considering the views received by him from various parties regarding this agreement….

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The expectation of today’s people are for such political figures who are against corruption and absolutely committed to democracy says President Maithripala Sirisena. President Sirisena stated this at a ceremony to unveil the statue of late M.K.A.D.S. Gunawardena who was a prominent political activist of SLFPA held today (10) at Kanthale Municipal Council premises. The…

President Maithripala Sirisena says that the people who engaged in strike actions should think about the rights of the innocent public of the country in a similar manner they think about their privileges with a sense of humanity. He made these remarks participating in a ceremony held at the Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo, today (09)…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that the people who engaged in strike actions should think about the rights of the innocent public of the country in a similar manner they think about their privileges with a sense of humanity. He made these remarks participating in a ceremony held at the Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo, today (09)…

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President Maithripala Sirisena opened the ‘Bosath Mapiya Sevana’ built in Ethagama, Kalutara, to provide shelter to the parents who sacrificed their children for the benefit of Buddha Sasanaya, today (08). This centre was built according to a concept of the Chief Incumbent of the Payagala Malegoda Sri Pushparama Vihara and the Bentota Walallawita Region Chief…

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A special Unit has been established to submit any firm information with the evidence regarding the fraud, corruption and malpractices relating to construction works of the Moragahakanda-Kalu Ganga Development Project. This Unit has been set up fulfilling a promise made by the President as to swiftly establish this Unit, at the water filling ceremony of…

The first draft of the Vision 2030 document presented to the President. Achieving sustainable development goals is to make the country and the nation victorious, President Maithripala Sirisena said and invited all citizens including political leaders, academics, private sector, entrepreneurs and school children to join hands to achieve success in attaining these goals. He made…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says even though the Sunday newspapers published that the decision was made to increase the salaries of the Ministers and MPs by the consent of all the party leaders, it should be submitted to the cabinet and that he would never allow it to be approved. President Sirisena said during the past…

President Maithripala Sirisena said that the innocent people of the country are genuinely happy to see their children’s dreams of the future coming true while the development of the village school, hospital, and the temple and the problems of the communities are being solved. The politicians who ask “are you happy now?”, standing around the…

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President Maithripala Sirisena vested the newly built playground in the Royal College, Polonnaruwa with the students, today (02). The playground built at a cost of Rs.80.6 million under the “Pibidemu Polonnaruwa (Awakening of Polonnaruwa)” District Development Programme. This playground built as the first step to take the game of cricket from towns to villages and…

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The historic programme to vest 180 development projects in the public commenced under the patronage of President in Polonnaruwa… President Maithripala Sirisena says a comprehensive programme will be launched to attain balanced development in the country ,eliminating the disparities in the development of regions of the country, which has resulted due to the development that…

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Forty seven projects out of 180 development projects which have been completed under the “Pibidemu Polonnaruwa (Awakening of Polonnaruwa)” District Development Programme vested in the public today (01) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena with the participation of Ministers and MPs. It is significant that these projects will provide more benefits for the children…

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Water purification system for the usage of the people The first program of Grama Shakthi People’s movement, which is a program conducted according to a concept of President Maithripala sirisena in order to eradicate poverty in the country, “Gama Handana gamana” program was held in Puttalam district. Providing instant solutions for the development issues of…

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The Sabaragamuwa Province Action Committee of the Grama Shakthi People’s Movement will meet under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Ratnapura Provincial Council Auditorium, tomorrow (25). It is a project implemented in accordance with a concept of President Maithripala Sirisena to show the path to the people to escape the trap of dependency…

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The water filling ceremony of the Kalu Ganga under President’s patronage Construction of the second stage of the Upper Elahera Canal, Kaluganga-Moragahakanda Transfer Canal/Tunnel, which is the longest tunnel in the South Asia, commenced The project will generate25MW hydro-power to the national grid Moragahakanda Reservoir named in honour of Engineer A. N. S. Kulasinghe President…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says if a person is to be acknowledged and respected in the society, his philosophy and characteristics should run in the same path. The President made these remarks participating in the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of the consecration of Archbishop Emeritus Rt. Rev. Dr. Oswald Gomis held at the BMICH, yesterday…

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President Maithripala Sirisena today assured that he would not change the decision taken by the government to implement the death penalty for drug smugglers under any circumstance and despite the objections raised by some factions against the move. He expressed these views while addressing a ceremony held in Polonnaruwa to commence the construction works of…

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The construction works of the National Nephrology Hospital in Polonnaruwa, which is a gift from China, will commence tomorrow (21) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. This New Hospital is being built as the largest kidney hospital in South Asia, at a cost of Rs. 1.2 billion, fulfilling a long term aspiration of the…

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The leaders of Georgia and Sri Lanka pay attention on strengthening bilateral ties. The Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena who is on a three day visit to Georgia to the participate in the Open Govt Partnership Global Summit in Georgia and the President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili met in Tbillisi to discuss bilateral relations yesterday…

President Maithripala Sirisena said that unlimited power creates corruption and during the last three years, Sri Lanka has taken several important steps to break the link between power and corruption in the country. He made this statement at the Open Government Partnership Global Summit in Tbillisi in Georgia today (July 18), while intervening at the…

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