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The senior officials of the Central Bank revealed that according to the Presidential Commission to inquire into the Central Bank bond issue, the said bond frauds worth over Rs. 1000 billion had occurred during the period of 2002, 2003 to 2016. This information was disclosed during a meeting held at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (21)…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the Grama Shakthi People’s Movement, which implemented as a prime project of the government to free the people from poverty will be launched from next January with new energy and outlook. At present, the Grama Shakthi People’s Movement is being implemented successfully across the country and the President said that this…

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The new Cabinet of Ministers took their oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s office today (Dec 20) The list is as follows – 01. Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesighe – Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs, Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prison reforms, Northern Development, Vocational Training, Skill Development and Youth Affairs. 02….

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Documents presented to President China donated 90 water bowzers to Sri Lanka, further marking the strength of Sri Lanka-China friendship since ancient times. The documents for this donations were presented to President Maithripala Sirisena by Chinese Ambassador, Cheng Shu Ann at the Presidential secretariat today (December 19). China has decided to donate these water bowzers,…

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The President instructs the Mahaweli officers to implement a special program to promote supplementary food crops in parallel to paddy production in the next season. President Maithripala Sirisena made this directive at the President’s Office this morning (18) while handing the letters of appointments to the promoted individuals of the Mahaweli Authority. Mahaweli Development and…

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President Maithripala Sirisena has extended the term of office of the Presidential Commission to inquire into allegations of large scale frauds and malpractices in SriLankan Airlines, SriLankan Catering Ltd and Mihin Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, to February 15, 2019. The President appointed this Commission on February 14, 2018 to inquire into allegations of large scale frauds…

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President Maithripala Sirisena made and fulfills the innocent expectation of the student Prabodha Lahiruni of Polonnaruwa Royal College. A development aesthetics tenant is one of the major dreams of Lahiruni. The President gave a sitar to a student Lahiruni today morning (18th) at the President Secretariat. She hopes to go continue with the Aesthetic Studies…

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The January 08, 2015 Presidential election was an extraordinary people’s victory achieved through a challenging election campaign. In that victory, the people of the country had many of their hopes and expectations. As of now, with completion of almost four years, we have had several achievements as a government that have a significant place in…

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The Presidential Task Force to monitor the development projects conducted in Northern and Eastern provinces met under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena for the 5th time today (17) at the Presidential Secretariat . During the meeting, The Task Force reviewed the progress of the development projects implemented so far in the Northern and Eastern…

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I made a statement that I will not give Ranil Wickremesinghe the post of Prime Minister even if a request is made by all the 225 Parliamentarians and it is my own personal political opinion, and my view is still the same, but I have decided to invite Ranil Wickremesinghe as a I am a…

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President Sirisena opened the newly built modern state-of -the art colossal auditorium with seating capacity for 785 student officers, which was a gift from the Army of the People’s Republic of China. The Sri Lanka Military Academy received this gift as a symbol of the long-lasting friendship between both countries. Sri Lanka Military Academy Commandant…

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The State Christmas Festival 2018 under the theme ‘Birth of the Lord-Splendor of Christmas’ was held President Maithripala Sirisena participating as the Chief Guest, in Mannar, today (16). The State Christmas Festival was colourful with various items including Christmas carols and the President also presented awards and certificates to the winners of the competitions held…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says all the citizens must commit themselves to fulfill their respective duties towards the future of the motherland irrespective of political partiality. He made these remarks participating at the 93rd Passing Out Parade of the Sri Lanka Military Academy in Diyatalawa, today (15). The President further expressing his views said that he…

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Court of Appeal Judge S. Tureiraja was sworn in as the Acting President of the Court of Appeal before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (14).

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The Sri Lankan hearing impaired cricketers, who won the Deaf ICC T-20 cricket world cup, met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (14). The tournament which was organized for the first time held in Delhi, India. The President who appreciated the talents of the Sri Lankan players extended his best wishes and…

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The group who represented Sri Lanka at the Asian Weightlifting Championships met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (14). The Sri Lankan team was able to won 06 Gold Medals, 16 Silver Medals and 18 Bronze Medals at the game and President Sirisena appreciating their talents extended his best wishes for them….

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The State Timber Corporation won the gold medal for the national business section at the National Business Excellence Award 2018 which is organized by the National Chamber of Commerce. President Maithripala Sirisena received the award as the subject minister at the President’s office today(12). This is the third time where the State Timber Corporation has…

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President Maithripala Sirisena requested all estate workers, who are engaged in a strike action, to return to work, until a decision make after the discussions with relevant companies regarding their wages issue. He made this request during a meeting held with the Estate Workers’ Trade Unions, regarding the prevailing strike action in the estate sector…

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President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the relevant authorities to create an environment for the benefit of the consumers to purchase the essential food items without any shortage in the market at a reasonable price, during the upcoming festive season. He has given these instructions during a special meeting held at the Presidential Secretariat,…

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The wife and children of the deceased Sergeant Niroshan Indika Prasanna, a member of the family, who were killed during a police checkpoint in Batticaloa, met with the President at the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon (11th). President Sirisena expressed his deep condolences over the death of Niroshan Indika Prasanna. The President also said that he…

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“Harvest 2018” organized by the Minister of Agriculture with the intention to build a modern culture in agriculture is opened by President Maithripala Sirisena to at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference (BMICH) today (11). This exhibition is held for the public from today (16) from 9.00 a.m to 9.00 p.m and it is comprised of exhibition…

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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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