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The 43rd Dhamma Sabha Mandapa of the “Sadaham Yatra” sermon which takes place every Poya day centered on a main Buddhist shrine of the island was held in front of the Bodhi Tree of the President’s office on the Vap full moon day. This event took place under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the UNP was formed as a strong political party because of great characters who were true patriots who inherited our values and free of corruption, fraud, malpractices and waste and further said that he hoped for the future of country that this political policy once again include those objectives in the…

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President Maithripala Sirisena made a financial donation of Rs. one million to student Gihan Hettiarachchi of Gampaha Bandaranaike College, who made a rocket that can travel upto 20 kilometres, for his future innovation works, at the Presidential Secretariat, today (22). The rocket developed by student Gihan Hettiarachchi captured the attention of President Maithripala Sirisena when…

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President Maithripala Sirisena instructed governors to intervene in the programme to release the lands of North and Eastern provinces which were acquired by the security forces during the conflict, to its original owners. President Sirisena made those instructions at meeting held to review the progress of the procedures of the provincial councils in 2018 today…

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The Galle Dialogue 2018; International Maritime Conference was inaugurated today (22) in Colombo under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The two-day conference organized by the Ministry of Defence in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Navy for the 9th consecutive year will be held under the theme “Synergizing for Collaborative Maritime Management”. Representatives from 50…

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The Asgiriya Chapter conferred the ‘Shasanamamaka Jana Prasadini’ title on Minister Lakshman Kiriella, felicitating his yeoman service for the religion and society. The ceremony to present this award was held under the patronage of the Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter Most Ven. Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thero at the Uposatagaraya of the Asgiriya Maha Viharaya, today…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says, the policies and objectives of the Scout movement founded by Lord Baden-Powell was prepared according to the economic, social and cultural features of the then society and amendments should be made to in par with the modern world based on knowledge and technology while protecting the original values of the movement….

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The presentation of “Sathviru Abhiman Ranaviru” benefits for the welfare of the projects of armed forces was conducted under the guidance, blessings and patronage of President Maithripala Sirisenaat at the Nelum Pokuna auditorium today(18). Completely furnished 100 houses in for the soldiers of Tri Forces, police, and Civil Defence Departments, 800 benefits for fully furnishing…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the children should be apprised regarding the importance of preserving the environment and the negative effects of the drug addiction in addition to teaching them the school syllabus, through the school education. He made these remarks participating in the Diploma Awarding ceremony of the Pulathisipura National College of Education held in…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that mankind has no future without the blessings of the nature. He said this while addressing the Presidential Environmental Awards 2018 at the BMICH in Colombo today (October 19). He said that every citizen who loves life and dream of the children’s future must think of the importance of nature and…

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The Colombo Air Symposium (CAS), a forum that provides an even ground for the stakeholders to blueprint pragmatic air power solutions for the issues emerging in the global, regional and national levels, was commenced under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Eagles’ Lakeside Banquet & Convention Hall in Attidiya, today (18). The CAS…

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The “Sri Jayewardenepura Pradeepa”, Annual Awards Ceremony of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura (UoSJ), was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Waters Edge, Battaramulla, yesterday (17). It is organized by the Alumni Association of the UoSJ, to recognize and felicitate distinguished Alumni of the University, who distinguished in religion, humanitarian, social…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that the government would extend every possible assistance to streamline the developmental activities in the North and East to provide maximum benefits to the people. He said this during a discussion with the representatives of Tamil National Alliance this evening (Oct 17) in Parliament. The issues pertaining to development activities and…

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The Advisory Committee on Ministry of Defence was gathered under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Parliament, today (17). It is significant that this Committee met after a lapse of four years and the Members of the Parliament irrespective of party differences participated on this occasion. During this meeting, it was discussed in…

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President Maithripala Sirisena and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a telephone conversation this evening (Oct 17). Two leaders held a very cordial discussion, during which the developmental activities in Sri Lanka were discussed. Premier Modi assured the President that India would always provide every assistance to Sri Lanka’s progress and prosperity. Prime Minister said…

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President Maithripala Sirisena asks all the engineers to contribute their knowledge and skills for the nation towards facing the challenges while achieving sustainable development goals. President Sirisena said this addressing the annual conference of Sri Lanka Engineer’s Association held in Colombo (17). This Conference is organized annually in collaboration with Sri Lanka Engineers Association and…

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Police Sergeant Sanath Gunawardena who was temporarily suspended following his unruly manner over the releasing of a lorry transporting sand by the Thebuwana OIC on October 3 , met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (16). Considering the financial difficulties faced by him due to the temporarily suspension of his service as…

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President Sirisena said that it is important to implement a state policy regarding the production, security, quality and standards of food. President Maithripala Sirisena stated this addressing the world food day ceremony held at Bandaranayake Memorial International Conference Hall today (16). The World Food Day is celebrated on 16th of October every year.This is to…

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Considering the challenges that Sri Lanka is currently faced with due to global uncertainty, the President instructs the Ministry of Finance to study the current imports and submit a report on goods of which the imports can be temporarily restricted. President made these remarks at the 20th session of the National Economic Council, which was…

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Marking of the World Mental Health Day 2018, the butterfly symbol badge was pinned on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (Oct. 16). The World Mental Health Day celebration was held under the theme “young people and mental health in a changing world” and in parallel to this event, activists of the Action…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says he will dedicate himself to deliver the values of the Theravada Buddhism to the world while protecting this noble philosophy,joining hands with all the countries in the region. He made these remarks addressing a ceremony held at the Sri Chandananda Buddhist Vidyalaya, Asgiriya, today (16) to felicitate the Venerable Dr. Godagama…

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The constructions of the technological museum of Polonnaruwa came under the inspection of President Maithripala Sirisena today (3). This is the first comprehensive technological museum built after one hundred and fifty years.This technological museum is comprised of cubicles composed of the technology descending from pre- historic era and of the most significant milestones of state…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that the economic recession prevailed at present is not only limited to our country, but many countries in the world are facing this challenge. ‘Certain individuals issue statements saying that we can do what the government cannot do’, the President said that adding they request them to work in a responsible…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says at present the Gampaha district has become a place where most challenging environmental issues are prevailing and he further said that all including the school children must commit themselves to overcome these challenges, which could not be underestimated. He made these remarks participating at the 100th Anniversary Celebrations of the Bandaranayake…

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President Maithripala Sirisena opened the newly built drugs manufacturing factory of the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation of Sri Lanka (SPC), today (12). This new factory has been built with state-of-the-art facilities in Kandawala, Ratmalana with the financial support of the Japan International Cooperation Agency at a cost of 1240 million Japanese Yen. The current production capacity…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says we should refer the great character of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of Nonviolence, not only to praise his unlimited character, but also to get examples from his eminent character to our lives. He made these remarks participating in the special debate held at the Parliament, yesterday (12) to mark his 150th…

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Senior Supreme Court Justice Nalin Perera took oaths as the new Chief Justice before President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence, today (12). He was nominated by President Maithripala Sirisena to the Constitutional Council for post of Chief Justice on the retirement of Justice Priyasath Depp. Mr.Nalin Perera joined the judicial service as a…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says a speedy process need to control the flooding around the city of Colombo and the surroundings of the Kelani river. He made these remarks during a meeting held at the Presidential Secretariat, today (12) regarding a project proposal on mitigating flooding in the areas of left bank of the Kelani river…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says all the public servants have a responsibility beyond their limits of assigned duties in achieving national development goals while increasing the density of forests across the country. The President made these remarks addressing a ceremony to present appointment letters to newly appointed officers of the Department of Forest Conservation as well…

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The inaugural event of “The Indian Ocean: Defining our Future” Conference, which aims to create a platform for Indian Ocean littoral states and major maritime users to discuss issues of mutual interest and concerns, was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Temple Tress, today (11). The conference is being held today…

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The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure expressed his commitment to take forward the long-standing relations between Seychelles and Sri Lanka for the prosperity and development of both countries. The Seychelles President made these remarks at the special banquet hosted by him, in honour of visiting President Maithripala Sirisena, at the State House, yesterday (08). Expressing…

President Maithripala Sirisena says he was able to get the release of all the Sri Lankan fishermen arrested by Seychelles for poaching in their waters. This was a result of his bilateral discussions held with the President Danny Faure of Seychelles. He made these remarks addressing the “Miridiya Waruna” 2018 award ceremony held at the…

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President Maithripala Sirisena returned to Colombo this morning (October 10), after completing a highly successful visit to Seychelles. President Sirisena, who paid a two-day state visit to Seychelles on the invitation of his Seychellois counterpart, Danny Faure, attended high level bilateral talks where the two sides agreed to take the existing cooperation between the two…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the ties between Sri Lanka and Seychelles are developing strongly. President Sirisena also said that the benefits reaped by such cooperation between the two countries will pave way for the betterment of both the countries heading towards development. He said this at a meeting held with the Sri Lankans living in…

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Vice President of Seychelles Vincent Meriton called on President Maithripala Sirisena who is on a two day visit to Seychelles today (09). This meeting was held in Praslin Island of Seychelles where President Sirisena was warmly welcomed by the vice President of Seychelles. The Vice President said it is significant that the visit of President…

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Marking his state visit to the Republic of Seychelles, President Maithripala Sirisena planted a seed in the National Botanical Garden of Seychelles today (09). President Sirisena, who is on a state visit to Seychelles on the invitation of his Seychellois counterpart, Danny Faure, visited the National Botanical Garden in the Victoria, the capital of Seychelles….

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The leaders of the both countries agreed to take forward the strong relations between the Sri Lanka and Seychelles in the fields of trade and tourism. This was discussed in detail when President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a two-day official visit on the invitation of Seychelles President Danny Faure, met him, yesterday (08). President…

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President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the relevant authorities to provide immediate relief to those who affected by the prevailing heavy rains and inclement weather conditions in the country. President Sirisena, who is on a two day state visit to Seychelles has instructed the Minister of Disaster Management, Duminda Dissnayake over the telephone, to provide reliefs…

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President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at the Seychelles International Airport this morning (October 8) commencing a two-day official visit on the invitation of Seychelles President Danny Faure. He was received warmly by Senior Minister Ms Macsuzy Mondon, State Secretary for Cabinet and Public Services, Mohamed Afif, Seychelles High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Conrad Mederic, Sri Lanka…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said urged the parents not to pressure children over Grade 5 Scholarship Examination. He said the country’s child generation had to face great inconvenience since parents consider the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination as the one and only barrier which decided their future. As such, he directed all school principals to organise an…

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President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a two day visit to Seychelles in order to strengthen the ties between Sri Lanka and Seychelles, engaged in an observational visit to the National Hospital of Seychelles today (8). Sri Lanka assists the health services of Seychelles and President Sirisena inquired on the requirements of the health services….

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that he had not taken many high positions entrenched with money and power and selected the Ministry of Environment to ensure the right to life of all the creatures including the human beings. Even though the previous Presidents had taken the Ministry of Finance under their purview as soon as they…

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The 50th Anniversary of the National Science Foundation (NSF) was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH, yesterday (04). The National Science Foundation, mandated to serve and strengthen the science and technology sectors in Sri Lanka. Accordingly, the National Science Foundation facilitates research, development and innovation to create a knowledge economy….

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President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the relevant authorities to implement a special project with the aim of identifying the problems faced by the rural community in the Hambantota district and to provide solutions for those issues as well as to develop rural infrastructure facilities in the district. The President gave these instructions during…

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The Government will not hesitate to take decisions in securing the film industry and help the artists, says President. President Maithripala Sirisena said this participating in a special meeting in discussing the issues related to the Film Industry at the President‘s office yesterday (3). The system of distributing films was also specially discussed. Since certain…

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President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the authorities to complete the process of releasing the lands in the North and East provinces to their original owners, before December 31st, after resolving all the issues. He gave these instructions when the Presidential Task Force to monitor the development projects conducted in Northern and Eastern provinces gathered for the…

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The National Economic Council, headed by President Maithripala Sirisena, discussed about the current status of the country’s economy with private sector and the academia. The National Economic Council was gathered under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (03) with the participation of the business leaders, chambers of commerce and industries,…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the service rendered by the members of the National Mediation Boards to build a reconciled society is laudable. He made these remarks addressing a ceremony to mark the National Mediation Day held at the Temple Trees, today (03). Addressing the event, the President further said when the feeling of unity and…

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The Inaugural Ceremony of National Information Technology Conference 2018 organized by the Sri Lanka Computer Society was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at Colombo yesterday (02). The Sri Lanka Computer Society organizes this conference for the 36th time with the objectives advancing the knowledge of the IT professionals and sharing the latest…

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