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President Maithripala Sirisena says even though traditionally in our country children are disciplined at schools, at present, the interference of the concept of human rights in the duty of teachers has made it a challenge for the task of building a better future generation. The President further said that although various ideas were emerging in…

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A religious ceremony to unveil the standing Buddha statue in Purana Divrum Bodhimalu Viharaya in Ampitiya, Kandy was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, today (10). The President made the first offering of flowers to the Buddha statue. During this event, President Sirisena appreciated the architects who created the Buddha statue. A memento…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says at present the Government has decided to exempt many courtiers from visa requirement when visiting the country for travel purposes as well as Buddhist religious activities. The President made these remarks participating at the opening ceremony of the newly built Vihara Mandiraya at the International Cambodian Buddhist Center, Kaduwela, today (09)….

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President Maithripala Sirisena said after April 3 the Police and Tri Forces will have increased cooperation in the campaign for eradication of illicit drugs as well as in measures to control and strengthen rehabilitation process. He said this at a meeting with the Governors held at the Presidential Secretariat today (March 8) where discussions were…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the upper class who enjoy the luxurious as well as the high ranking government officials and the politicians who use luxurious vehicles, enjoy these facilities owing to the foreign exchange earned by female migrant domestic workers. Even though the migrant domestic workers are the main source that earn foreign exchange for…

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The Launching Ceremony for the Sinhala translation of ‘The Viceroy Special’ by Mr. Hemasiri Fernando, was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH, today (06). The Sinhala translation by Bharatha Thennakkon provides a detailed account of the evolution of the railway system in the country with a host of valuable photographs…

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President made a donation for the welfare and the higher education of the two children of the two businessmen of Rathgama who have been murdered. He made this donation at the President’s office today (6). The wives of the two businessmen and their children came to the President’s office and met the President. The President…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said the INTERPOL has issued a Red Notice for the arrest of absconding former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran for the second time after hearing an appeal. He said that Mahendran has appealed to INTERPOL against the Red Notice issued earlier and a judge was appointed to hear the appeal. After completion…

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The March volume of the ‘Signature of The Executive’ was launched during President Maithripala Sirisena’s meeting with heads of media institutions, editors of newspapers and directors electronic media institutions at the President’s House today (March 6). Director (International Media & Research) of Presidential Media Division handed over the first copy of ‘Signature of The Executive’…

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President Maithripala Sirisena outlined the new programmes in his campaign against illicit drugs. They include an anti-drug pledge by all the school children on April 3. It is named as ‘Bakmaha Divuruma’. Furthermore, the large stocks of drugs confiscated at recent raids will be dissolved and chemically destroyed under scientific methods in the presence of…

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High Court Judge Mr. Bandula Karunaratne was sworn in before the President Maithripala Sirisena today (06th) as the new judge of the Court of Appeal. Meanwhile, the Appeal Court Judge Ms. Deepali Wijesundera sworn in as the Acting President of the Court of Appeal before President. The swearing-in took place at the President’s official residence.

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that a new program for eradicating and controlling illicit drugs, which is to be implemented at national level will be introduced to the country tomorrow. It will be introduced in the meeting that is to be held tomorrow with the heads of media organizations tomorrow. President Sirisena made these remarks addressing…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that as the subject minister his expectation from the police service is to carry oot law equally to all without considering the position, status or party. He made these remarks at the meeting held to discuss the future proceeding of the police department at the President’s office today (4). All the…

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President Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party unveiled the portrait of the Founder of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party King’s Councel H. Sir. Mr. Nissanka at the SLFP Headquarters today (04th) morning. A great leader who dedicated himself to national aspirations, H. Sri Nissanka commemoration celebrated on 26th of February. The President…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that the challenge related to misconduct and build a virtuous society can only be achieved through securing a close connection between the village and the temple. President Sirisena made these remarks at the religious event held to present the title scroll to Shastravedi Ven. Gallalle Ariyawansa Nayaka Thero who was presented…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that he as the leader will contribute in making Sri Lanka the centre for propagation of Theravada Buddha Dhamma to the world not only today but tommorrow as well. President Sirisena made these remarks attending openinng of the inugural Saddharamaraja Buddhagaya Mahastupa at Peradeniya , Eriyagama Sri Subhodarama Vihara held today…

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President Maithripala Sirisena lauded the immense services rendered by the Air Force during the last 68 years. “The Sri Lanka Air Force, demonstrating its specific skills, weakened the enemy by attacking them directly when the Army and Navy were facing difficult situations in the operation to eradicate LTTE terrorism in the last few decades”, he…

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President Maithripala Sirisena made an inspection visit to Polgolla reservoir yesterday (28) to observe the newly established operational centre for all the dams and reservoir governed by the Mahaweli Authority. The irrigation engineers are able to make decisions about the particular reservoir based on the weather and climate changes while it also provides information with…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that he reiterates the humble request made by him to the Maha Sangha of this country, seven years ago in 2012 as the Minister of Health with regard to offering of a healthy exemplary ‘deheth wattiya’ without slaked lime, dried- tobacco leaf and some pieces of areca nut to the Mahanayaka…

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President Maithripala Sirisena has stressed the need of establishment of a special court to hear cases related to drug crimes and expect to discuss this matter at the next cabinet meeting. President expressed his views at the special discussion held yesterday at the presidential secretariat to study the draft bill on control of drugs and…

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The “Sujatha Daruwo” programme will commence from March 15 as a special programme of the National Drug Prevention Project to protect the new generation and the school children from drug menace, President Maithripala Sirisena said. The President made these remarks participating in the opening ceremony of the new building of Sri Lanka Anti-Doping Agency, today…

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A special commemorative event was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena to mark Matara district Parliamentarian and Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera’s 30 years in politics at the BMICH, today (28). Mr. Mangala Samaraweera first elected to Parliament in 1989 and since then he rendered a great service to the development of the…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that the Audit Service should be strengthened in order to build this country, in which fraud and corruption have been rooted. President Sirisena made this statement addressing the 61st Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Audit Service Association which was held at Audit Department Auditorium in Battaramulla today (27th). The…

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President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized the need of promptly providing relief to the depositors of the ETI Finance Limited. The President emphasized this when the National Economic Council met at the President’s Office today (26). The special attention of the Economic Council was drawn regarding the selling of the company’s assets and after considering that transaction…

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President Maithripala Sirisena donated Rs.5 million to the Hadata-Hadak Trust Fund established under the initiation of the Sri Jayawardhanapura Hospital to provide funds for heart surgeries for patients who cannot afford to pay for their surgeries, at the Presidential Secretariat, today (26th). The donation was made with the contribution of the Polonnaruwa Buddhist Society and…

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The Kidney Patients Relief Service and Welfare Centre in Kandy vested with the public by the President President Maithripala Sirisena said that due to the broad programme launched within the past two years in preventing the kidney disease, which was a huge national tragedy, there is a reduction in the spread of kidney disease. The…

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President Maithripala Sirisena made an observational tour of the Gajaba Regiment Headquarters at Saliyapura, Anuradhapura, today (Feb 25). President Sirisena, the Commander-in-Chief was received by the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army and the Colonel of the Regiment Major General Shavendra Silva when he arrived at the Headquarters. Later, the President looked into…

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The Annual Sports Meet of the Rajarata Vidyalaya, Hingurakgoda was held today (25) at the School Ground with President Maithripala Sirisena participating as the Chief Guest. The President was warmly received by the students of the school and the President delivered the official statement relating to the commencement of the Sports Meet. Dignitaries, including the…

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President MaithripalaSirisena extended his warm wishes to the Sri Lankan Cricket Team for wining 2-0, the Test series against South Africa in their own country and the Sri Lankan team became the first team from Asia to win a Test series in South Africa. The President congratulated all the members of the Sri Lankan Cricket…

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President Maithripala Sirisena who visited the Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) today (24) extended his tribute to the PNB and the Special Task Force (STF) officials for seizing the largest ever heroin haul in Sri Lanka. The President appreciating their service, said that constantly he will provide his fullest assistance as well as blessings at every…

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President Maithripala Sirisena extended his honour and tribute to the Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) and the Special Task Force (STF) officials for seizing the largest ever heroin haul in Sri Lanka, yesterday (23). The President said that this is a noble mission done for the benefit of the future generation of the country. President Sirisena…

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The President recalled that in keeping with the pledge given to the people in this country through his election manifesto for January 08, 2015 Presidential Election and with the clean and pure determination, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was introduced and it was passed with the consent of 215 out of 225 Members of…

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The President instructs to complete the work of Uma Oya by August and to provide the benefits to the people quickly. 92% of the work has been completed of the project and the President instructed the engineers and the relevent parties in charge to work on completing the work of the remaining part of the…

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Minister Mangala Samaraweera was sworn in as Finance Minister while State Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene was sworn in as non Cabinet Media Minister before President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s official residence. Pictures by Presidential Media Division

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Rs.423 million to conduct the Gramashakthi People’s movement in the Southern province President Sirisena says that betterment in the situation regarding the program against drugs carried on by the government can be experienced in the middle of this year. The broad and strong program conducted by this government is the main cause behind it said…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says a National Fund will be established within the next two weeks to take action towards ensuring the protection of the children. Through this initiative it is expected to further strengthen and expeditiously implement the programmes launched by the government for the benefit of the children while taking into consideration the recommendations…

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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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