04

President Maithripala Sirisena says the shortage of local engineers and technicians has become a major hindrance to the development process of the country. Scholars and intellectuals leaving the motherland have been a cause for this issue and the President further said that they should act with proper understanding regarding their responsibilities. He made these remarks…

Presidential Media Unit Default Banner

Presentation of 12,000 land deeds for Mahaweli settlers of Mahaweli “B” and “C” Rambakanoya zones will be held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at 1.00 at Aranaganwila Maguldamana Maha Vidyalaya tomorrow (1).The land titles are presented to the farmers in terms of the President’s vision to launch a national programme to present one…

2 (5)

A U.S. Congress delegation from House Armed Services Committee met President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence, today (30). The delegation comprised of Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Mac Thornberry, Henry Cuellar, Vickie Hartzler and Carol Shea-Porter. During this meeting, the President said that Sri Lanka is a country, which will work…

01

The Dhamma Sermon for Adi-Poson Full Moon Poya Day of the series of ‘Sadaham Yathra Damma Sermon’ was held at the Paramartha Dharmakara Piriven Viharasthanaya, Pethiyagoda, Kelaniya today (29) with participation of President Maithripala Sirisena. The Dhamma sermon was delivered by the Ven. Korathota Wessabu Thero. The President who arrived at the temple first engaged…

02

The “Shilpa Abhimani” Presidential Handicraft Award Ceremony jointly organized by the Ministry of Industry & Commerce and National Crafts Council was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH, today (28). This event was organized with the aim of nurturing and preserving of the handicrafts sector in Sri Lanka. The Presidential Handicraft…

01

The President instructed the medical officials to strengthen the mechanism for the containment of this influenza without making funds an issue. President Maithripala Sirisena visited the Health Ministry, today (28) and inquired about the measures taken by the Health Ministry to contain the influenza which is spreading in the Southern Province. He also inquired about…

05

The unveiling of the official logo and website of Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration (Ombudsman) was held under president’s patronage at President’s office today (28). The Ombudsman’s office which started in 1981 accomplished the duties for 37 years for people yet it did not have a logo or a website. Fulfilling this need the logo and…

2

President Maithripala Sirisena went on an observational visit to Chilaw to inquire into the aids provided to the victims of disaster due to heavy rains today(26). Meeting the political representatives and government officials in Mahawewa pradeshiya sabha the President inquired on the assistance provided to the people in the area. President Sirisena instructed to continue…

01

Five envoys presented credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidents house today (25). A high commissioner for Mozambique and ambassadors for Sweden,Finland and Saudi Arabia who presented are as follows. The envoys are Mr. Ermindo Augusto Fereira-High comissioner of Mozambique Mr.Klas Molin-Ambassodar of the kingdom of Sweden Mr.Harri kamarainien-Ambassodar of Finland Mr.Abdulnaser H.Al Harthi-Ambassodar…

01

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…

10

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…

12

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…

Presidential Media Unit Default Banner

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…

01

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,…

01

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….

Presidential Media Unit Default Banner

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…

04

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…

07

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…

06

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…

Presidential Media Unit Default Banner

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…

02

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…

06

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…

????? ??????????? ???????? ?? ???? ??????

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…

6

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…

04

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…

1 (1)

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.

1

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.

Presidential Media Unit Default Banner

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…

01

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,…

02

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’…

Presidential Media Unit Default Banner

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…

Presidential Media Unit Default Banner

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…

01 (53)

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…

Presidential Media Unit Default Banner

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)….

02

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…

01

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…

Presidential Media Unit Default Banner

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…

03

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…

Presidential Media Unit Default Banner

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…

10

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…

03

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…

12

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….

01

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…

Presidential Media Unit Default Banner

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….

Presidential Media Unit Default Banner

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…

01 (2)

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…

Presidential Media Unit Default Banner

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…

Page 3 of 40 1 2 3 4 5 40

 

© 2017 - Presidential Secretariat of Sri Lanka