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President Maithripala Sirisena announced that the government would set up an authority on rehabilitation of drug addicts The Presidwent drawn his attention towards eradication of illicit drugs through strengthening laws regarding drug controls and drug raids. He emphasized the need to rehabilitate drug addicts at the same time and obtained the approval for a Cabinet…

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The 41st Gangarama Temple Navam Perahera commenced its procession after President Maithripala Sirisena ceremoniously placed the casket of Sacred Relics on the main tusker, yesterday (19). The President, after engaging in religious observances at the temple placed the casket of Sacred Relics on the main tusker. The Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa also participated…

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President Maithripala Sirisena send a sapling Bo-tree of the sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi with the blessings to the King of Thailand,Maha Vajiralongkorn, who will be officially crowned as the 10th King of Thailand in the month of May 2019. Buddha Sasana and Wayamba Development Minister Mr. Gamini Jayawickrama Perera who left with the Sacred…

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The 47th session of Dhamma Sermon of the Janapathi Sadaham Yathra held every Poya day centering a main Vihara of the island took place centering Saddharmalankara Piriven Viharaya in Pinwaththa, Panadura, today (19) with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena. President Maithripala Sirisena who went to the vihara engaged in religious rituals and obtained blessings….

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Rs.450 million allocate to implement ‘Gramashakthi People’s Movement’ within the Western Province in 2019 President points out importance of expanding Gramashakthi project to urban underprivileged people President instructs officials to reduce the cost of registering small businesses President Maithripala Sirisena pointed out the importance of implementing the ‘Gramashakthi People’s Movement’ aiming at uplifting the underprivileged…

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The project of the ‘Gramashakthi People’s Movement’ Western Provincial Planning Committee will be met tomorrow (18th) in Henegama, Gampaha under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, under the direction of the President Task Force on poverty alleviation. In the last year, grants amounting to Rs. 47 million were provided to Gramashakthi societies in the Colombo…

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Bringing forth a new national movement to form a new goverment and a new set of programs for the betterment of the country is the main responsibility of all those who love the country today, said President Maithripala Sirisena. The President made these remarks participating as the chief guest at the 22nd Annual Conference of…

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Mr. Kentaro Sonoura, National Security Advisor to Japanese Prime Minister says that the continuous support of Japan will be provided to Sri Lanka regarding the coastal and marine security. He made these remarks when he called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s official residence in Colombo, today (15). During this meeting, it was agreed…

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The World Bank’s Vice President for the South Asia Region, Hartwig Schafer says as a result of the process implemented by President Maithripala Sirisena to eliminate poverty, the poverty among the rural community in Sri Lanka has been reduced positively. He made these remarks when he called on President Maithripala Sirisena at President’s Official Residence…

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President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that the law must be properly enforced against the persons who are engaged in drug smuggling and environmental damage irrespective of their status and positions in the society. The President made these remarks addressing the Anuradhapura District Environmental Conference held at the Salgadu Grounds in Anuradhapura, today (14). President Sirisena expressing…

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President Maithripala Sirisena appointed a Special Committee to present solutions after studying the short and long term issues related to the tea industry, including the wage issue of the estate workers. This committee was appointed today (13) during a special discussion held at the Presidential Secretariat regarding the wage issue of the plantation workers. Mr….

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the water issue faced by the people in the North which is the biggest cause of poverty among them should be immediately addressed. President Sirisena made these remarks at a meeting held to review the progress of the proposed water project of the Northern province at the Presidents office today (12)….

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The inauguration ceremony of the Ekata Sitimu (Let’s be together) national programme and the cultural extravaganza launched in parallel with the 71st National Day was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at Echelon Square, Fort, today (12). This movement has been launched with the firm determination of working as a one nation set…

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The Anuradhapura district special environment conference organized by the Environmental Conservation National Programme will be held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Salgadu Grounds, Anuradhapura, tomorrow (14). In this conference, which is to be held under the patronage of the President as the Minister of Environment, special attention will be drawn regarding…

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An important decision by the President to protect the environment It is mandatory to obtain a licence for Chain Saw Machine ”This is an election year. While politicians are fighting this election this year, we are confronted with the challenge of raising the country’s economic growth rate, which is an achievable goal this year” stating…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the cabinet paper to provide compensation and solutions for the issues faced by small and medium scale rice mill owners will be presented to the Cabinet meeting tomorrow. President Sirisena made these remarks at a meeting held at Battaramulla, Ape Gama premises with the small and medium scale entrepreneurs, today (11)….

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President Maithripala Sirisena says he will take the necessary actions in the future to totally eradicate the illegal liquor, which is one of the main causes to increase the rural poverty. The President also said that he will issue a circular next week, making the relevant Police Officer-In-Charge & Senior Superintendent of Police responsible if…

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The career guidance network project ”Smart Sri Lanka’ is initiated to open the doors for the youth A Systematic approach will be taken to win the challenges in building positive future for the youth, President Maithripala Sirisena said. He made these remarks at the opening of the first National Career Guidance network centre held at…

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The Government officials of the east pointed out that through developing the livelihoods of people of low income families of the east by the Gramashakthi People’s Movement, the economy of the people improved substantially. The Gramashakthi People’s Movement, a prominent project which is conducted by the President’s office under the guidance of President Maithripala Sirisena…

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The Eastern Province Action Committee of the Grama Shakthi People’s Movement will meet under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Manmunai North Divisional Secretariat, tomorrow (08). 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 Presidents of the Maldives and Sri Lanka have agreed to work according to a broad and new cooperation in the process of working against illegal drug trafficking. The official meeting between the visiting Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and President Maithripala Sirisena was held at the Presidential Secretariat, today (05). During this meeting, the…

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The Public Commission, appointed by the National Front of Professionals to launch the National Trade Policy presented its Interim Report, containing a summery of views expressed by the various parties, to President Maithripala Sirisena today (04th) afternoon at the Center of the Organization of Professional Association in Colombo. Consultant Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya, the Chairman of…

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71st National Commemoration Ceremony was held today (04) at the Galle Face Green under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was the chief guest at the event, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, Foreign Ambassadors, Diplomats, Ministers, Government Officials and other distinguished guests gathered for…

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Speech delivered by President Maithripala Sirisena at the 71st Independence Day celebrations on February 4, 2019 Most Venerable Mahasangha, Hindu, Islam and Christian Prelates, President of Maldives who is the Guest of Honor at the71st Independence Day celebrations, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Speaker of Parliament, Chief Justice, Your Excellencies representing foreign governments, Ministers and…

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Queen Elizabeth ll and many other world leaders have sent their greeting to President Maithripala Sirisena on the occasion of the 71st National Day. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II issued the following message on the occasion of Sri Lanka’s Independence Day: “It gives me great pleasure to send Your Excellency Maithripala Sirisena my congratulations on…

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President Maithripala Sirisena expressed condolence over to the wife, mother and other family members of Sargeant S.S. Weerakumara who sacrficed his life during the mission of United Nations Peacekeeping forces in Mali. The President visited the house of Sgt S.S.Weerkumara at Polpithigama area met his family members today (3). The two bodies of soldiers who…

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A graduate with vocational skills should be produced to match the local and foreign job market requirements in the university system. This should not be delayed further by the parties in power, said the President. President Maithripala Sirisena said this in the book launch of ”Sri Lankan education system and the mismatch of the job…

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President Maithripala Sirisena went on an observational visit to Polonnaruwa and looked in to the development activities that is taking place in the city today(2). President who inquired on the development matters taking place in the new museum of Polonnaruwa first, instructed the related officials to complete the constructions systematically and quickly. This new museum…

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President Maithripala Sirisena condoles over the family and parents of Major Wasantha Dinesh Jayawickrema who sacrificed his life at the Mali operation attached to the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces in Mali. The President who visited the house of Major Wasantha Dinesh Jayawickrema at Polonnaruwa, Abhyapura area expressed condolences to his mother U.D.Premakanthi and father Gamangoda…

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Deputy President of Seychelles assures Sri Lankan President his commitment to uplift bilateral relations The two coastal patrol vessels built by Sri Lanka Navy for Seychelles were officially presented under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena to the Seychelles Government at the Sri Lankan Navy shipyard Rangala Institute in the Colombo Port. As an agreement…

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Twelve new foreign Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to Sri Lanka presented their credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s House in Colombo today (February 1). The Envoys who presented credentials are: Mr Ivan Lancaric – Ambassador of Slovak Republic Dr David Goldwin Pollard – High Commissioner of Cooperative Republic of Guyana Ms Dinah…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that if a constitutional amendment to take place for the sake of making a better country he expects a change to strengthen the parliament and, not to accomplish other motives. He made these remarks participating in a religious event held at historical Olaboduwa Sri Jayawardhanarama Raja Maha Vihara in Horana yesterday…

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President Maithripala Sirisena made an observational tour of operational center of the 1990 Suwaseriya ambulance service, today (01). President Sirisena visited the operational center of Suwaseriya ambulance service, established in Rajagiriya. He also observed theambulances. The 1990 Suwasariya ambulance service launched with the financial assistance of the government of Indian and at present it had…

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The students who have performed well at the 2018 Advanced Level examinations in Polonnaruwa district meet the President at the President’s office today ( 31). Among those students were, Dilum Poornaka Shrinath of Polonnaruwa Royal Central College who became the first in the Biology stream in the Polonnaruwa district, Manushi Ridmika Madurangi of Thopawewa Central…

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‘As a leader who know and has experienced the miserable life of the farmers, my primary prgramme was to provide permanent solutions the problems of faced by the farmer community,’ said the President. The President also said that the problems of the farmer community are not new to him since he is a farmer’s son…

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Even though modern day development is shaped by the technical and concrete exposures which leave behind Stress, diseases and deaths, a sustainable existence of the environment will be aspired by the entire world, President Maithripala Sirisena said. Further, he added that twenty -twenty five years ago, many state leaders, politicians, scholars, and professionals showed no…

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A special program has been launched with the help of universities to save youth from illicit drugs President Maithripala Sirisena said that the people involved in the drug trafficking are deploring the program of drug prevention. Whatever the guise they use, it is clear that the people who try to ridicule the drug eradication programs…

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President Maithripala Sirisena donated Rs. one million to Samindya Devindi, a 17 year old hearing-impaired child, to utilize to further enhance her artistic talents, at the Presidential Secretariat, today (29). The President recently opened the ‘Manas Seya’ (Images in the mind) Solo Art Exhibition held at the Faculty of Visual Art, Horton Place, Colombo 7…

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The Matara district national program on drug prevention program conducted under the instructions and guidance of President Maithripala Sirisena under the theme Mathin Nidahas Ratak will be held at Sanath Jayasooriya stadium tomorrow (30). A series of programs regarding eradicating drugs was conducted since last October in Matara district. Under that all the 650 Grama…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that a system is needs to deliver the knowledge and skills of traditional artistes in rural areas to the future generation without leaving any room to vanish those skills at the end of their life. The President pointed out the importance of paying attention at Ministry level in this regard addressing…

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The new tea factory of Maxims Holdings Company established at Mulleirywa, Ambathale area was opened by the President Maithripala Sirisena today (29). This modern tea factory with an investment of Rs 2 billion, composed of the cutting age technology, a computerized store house complex and most modern office complex and has the capability of making…

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The presidential commission appointed to look into the issues pertaining to Sri Lanka Air lines has presented its report containing recommendations and proposals to President Maithripala Sirisena this afternoon (January 28) at the Presidential Secretariat. Chairman of the committee, State minister Eran Wickramarathne was appointed by the president on 7th January 2019. The Committee report…

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President Maithripala Sirisena donated Rs. one million to Samindya Devindi, a 17 year old hearing-impaired child, to utilize to further enhance her artistic talents, at the Presidential Secretariat, today (29). The President recently opened the ‘Manas Seya’ (Images in the mind) Solo Art Exhibition held at the Faculty of Visual Art, Horton Place, Colombo 7…

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Two students with visual disability were presented with two special laptops and monetary aid for their education by President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s office today(29). The President visited Madurakuliya in Puttalam district on July 13th last year to participate in the Grama Shakthi Wayamba province committee meeting. There, these two students presented their request…

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The award ceremony will be held today under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, the President of the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, to recognize artists who rendered outstanding service to uplift the Sri Lankan arts industry. The event is to be held at 4.00 pm at the Nelum Pokuna Theater….

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I was deeply saddened and shocked by the news of two great sons of Sri Lanka sacrificing their lives while serving the mission of world peacekeeping. I pay my respect and honour to them as they died in the cause of world peace process to ensure the independence of mankind. Based on Sri Lanka’s respectable…

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Permit me at the outset to extend my sincere appreciation to the Government and People of Singapore for the warm welcome and generous hospitality extended to me and my delegation for the visit. May I also commend Singapore and the UNEP for the excellent arrangements made for the Forum. In this era, in which the…

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President felicitates officers who showed special talents in preventing drug menace End the era which the criminals play a role to give transfers to police officers A special unit to inform the obstacles faced by the police officers when fulfilling their duties A new Cabinet Paper to establish a Rehabilitation Authority President Maithripala Sirisena says…

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The ‘Janapathi Prashansa’ awards ceremony to felicitate Police officers who played a major role in making the concept of ‘Mathin Nidahas Ratak’, a success will be held tomorrow (28) at 10.00 a.m. at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium. The awards ceremony will be held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. Nearly 1,034 Police officers who…

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