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The progress review and the concluding programme of the “Let’s Stand Together for the Country” (Rata Wenuwen Ekata Sitimu) Monaragala District Programme will be chaired by President MaithripalaSirisena at Bibila Public Ground tomorrow (6). “Let’s Stand Together for the Country” programme was launched island-wide by the Presidential Secretariat under the directions of President Sirisena to…

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Since all the terrorists groups linked to the Easter Sunday attack have been eliminated and the national security in the country has been restored there is no security threat in the country now, President MaithripalaSirisena said. President made these comments during a ceremony today (5) to hand over a monastery at PolonnaruwaAnandaVidyaNikethanaya. This monastery was…

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As the President I have given the priority to eradicate poverty and to ensure quality education to the children of this country, President Maithripala Sirisena said. President made these comments today (5) at a function to hand over some facilities to the students in some schools in Polonnaruwa. Under ‘A Compassionate Maithri Governance – A…

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The Deputy Chief Sanganayaka of Raigam Salpita Koraladwaye Ven. Bopitiye Dammissara Thero has been appointed as the Chief Sanganayaka of the Shyamopali Vanshika Mahanikaye Malwathu Chapter, Kaluthara district. The Sri Sannaspatra (the Act of Appointment) presentation ceremony was held at the Sri Pushparama Mangala Uposathagaraya, Malwathu Viharaya, Kandy with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena…

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The President emphasizes that it is the responsibility of all stakeholders in the tourism and allied sectors, which have been inactive since the Easter Sunday terror attack, to work together to rebuild the business community in a systematic and efficient manner. President Maithripala Sirisena made this observation at a meeting held with representatives of the…

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The path to make our children outstanding leaders should be built through the experiences of our glorious history, President Maithripala Sirisena said. When they are aware of our legacy, they will eventually become patriotic despite of their academic achievements, President added. President made these comments addressing a function held in front of the newly opened…

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The President reiterated that it is vital to follow the advice and guidance of the Maha Sangha to uphold good governance in the country. President Maithripala Sirisena made these comments at a religious ceremony held at Upcountry Shasanajothika Sanga committee Udakukkhepa Seemamalaka today (3). The foundation stone for this Seemamalakaya was laid by the President…

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President Maithripala Sirisena declared open the country’s first ever museum of ancient technology and the library in Polonnaruwa today (3). The museum is one of the mega development projects launched recently and provides the ideal platform to study technologies used by ancient Sri Lankans. The objective of establishing this museum is to collect and preserve…

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President Maithripala Sirisena stated that he received the report of the Presidential Commission appointed to investigate alleged irregularities and fraud at SriLankan Air Lines and will reveal the truth to the public and Parliament in the near future. He further noted that he assumed this position not to safeguard anyone but to protect people and…

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The Sri Lankan artists who were awarded at international film and television festivals were appreciated by the President Maithripala Sirisena along with handsome prizes at the President’s Office yesterday. Artists Neeta Fernando, Nilmini Sigera, Kumara Karawdeniya, Shiran Rathnayake, Ranga Bandaranayake, Athula Pieris, Nishadi Bandaranayake who’s talents were recognized at the Nice International Film Festival in…

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The Presidential Commission on SriLankan Airlines and Mihin Lanka handed over its report to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today (2) . The chairman of the Commission retired Supreme Court Judge Anil Gunaratne handed over the report to President Sirisena in the presence of other Commission members. The report is expected to be…

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President Maithripala Sirisena today (1) declared open the newly constructed state-of-art District Hospital in Hambantota during a simple yet dignified ceremony attended by a host of local and foreign dignitaries. The new hospital built with Rs.7000 million assistance from the Kingdom of Netherlands consists 850 beds, modern hospital equipment, Surgical Operation Theatre, Intensive Care Units,…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that the issue of large scale irregularities in purchasing medical drugs and modern medical equipment has become a major problem in the medical field. The President was speaking at the opening ceremony of the new ward complex at the Manampitiya Rural Ayurvedic Hospital yesterday (28) afternoon. The ward complex, constructed under…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that it is very important to provide a good education for all the children of the country to build a disciplined and peaceful country where all communities are living. The President made this observation when he declared open the new three storied building at the Thambala Al Hilal Muslim College in…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says to protect the future of the country as well as the future generation, the death penalty should be enforced against the drug traffickers while preventing the illegal drug trade that spread day by day destroying lives of thousands of young people including the school students and university students. President Sirisena said…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says drugs are one of the main causes behind the increase of poverty among people and a strong battle against the drug menace is needed in the process of building a prosperous and a better country. The President also said that he has already implemented the necessary process in this regard, addressing…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says it is the responsibility of every minister to implement necessary development projects in their respective districts utilizing allocated funds. The President made these remarks participating at the progress review meeting on the development programmes carried out in Polonnaruwa district held at the Polonnaruwa District Secretariat, today (27). President Sirisena pointed out…

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A series of special programmes were organized island-wide with the participation of the security forces for the fourth day of the National Drug Prevention Week launched under the guidance of the President with the aim of creating a drug free country, in parallel to the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The launch…

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Though there are attempts to vilify me as a wrong doer by hurling accusations and staging protests, I will not give up my duties towards the country, President Maithripala Sirisena reiterated. While carrying out the duty to free the country from drugs and protecting our children against the menace of illegal substances, President said he…

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President Maithripala Sirisena met with the Ambassadors and High Commissioners of Muslim countries holding the membership of the Organization of Islam Countries (OIC) to discuss about the current security situation in the country at the Presidential Secretariat today (June 26). He thanked the envoys for the cooperation and assistance provided to Sri Lanka at this…

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Either before or after elections 18A & 19A must be abolished and revive constitutional provision for One Leader Emergence extension: temporary measure for security and legal requirements Will not appear before PSC, which is a political drama President Maithripala Sirisena said that he has signed the documents for execution of four big time drug operators…

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The National Drug Prevention Week from started on June 19 will continue until July 01. This was under the concept of President Maithripala Sirisena with the objective of further strengthening the drug prevention program in Sri Lanka and rallying all Sri Lankans for the program. Policy and formulation and implementation of legislation under the drug…

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At a splendid ceremony held at the main parade ground of the Naval and Maritime Academy in Trincomalee today (22), Nineteen (19) Midshipmen of 32nd Intake (Technical) & Forty four (44) Midshipmen of 33rd Intake KDU and Twenty six (26) Midshipmen of 59th Intake cadet entry have been passed out as commissioned Officers of the…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that the 18th and 19th amendments to the Constitution should be abolished in order to establish good governance in the country in the future ensuring freedom and democracy. Even though the monarchical and dictatorial nature of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution resulted in bringing the 19th Amendment to the Constitution…

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The government has taken steps to ensure the public officials have the required facilities to provide efficient public service to the masses. Thus it is the responsibility of the field officials to resolve the issues faced by the people especially those who live in rural areas, President Maithripala Sirisena said. President Sirisena made these observations…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said the sand, metal and earth are the most corrupted businesses in country and he has introduced several laws in the last four years to curb irregularities. President Sirisena made this statement addressing a function held at the Polonnaruwa Buddhi Mandapaya this (22nd) morning to introduce the concept of Green Soil Port….

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President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that racketeers should not be allowed to destroy the lands of the country. He said that ownership of the lands should be enjoyed by the public and a land policy must be rapidly implemented. The President gave these instructions during a meeting held at the Presidential Secretariat regarding the amendments to…

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President Maithripala Sirisena instructed relevant officials to expedite investigations against those who are in custody under Terrorism Prevention Act for minor offences related to Easter Sunday attack and release those who are found innocent. President Sirisena gave these instructions when the National Security Council convened at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (19). Security arrangements and the…

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In an era where everyone is aware about the importance of preserving and protecting the nature, no one should work according to a political agenda, President Maithripala Sirisena said. President reiterated that everyone in the country should commit themselves equally to maintain the equilibrium of the nature for the benefit of future generation while addressing…

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With the aim of providing a more efficient public service and covering all the seven Divisional Secretariat Divisions of the Polonnaruwa District, newly built 180 Nila Sevana offices and two railway quarters complexes will be vested with the public under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, tomorrow (22). Through these Nila Sevana offices built in…

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Attention of the President was drawn to issues arise due to delays in clearances by the Human Rights Council (HRC) when dispatching Police and security forces personnel to United Nations Peace Keeping Missions. President had a discussion with members of HRC in this regard today (20) and instructed the Council to take immediate measures to…

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Parliamentarians Abdul Haleem and Kabir Hashim re-assumed their ministerial portfolios before President Maithripala Sirisena today (19). Accordingly, Abdul Haleem sworn in as the Minister of Posts and Muslim Religious Affairs and Kabir Hashim as the Minister of Highways, Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development.

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President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the officials to expedite the Wew Gam Pubuduwa programme implemented with the aim of reconstructing 325 rural dilapidated tanks in Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Puttalam, Kurunegala, Vavuniya and Manner districts of the North Central, North and North Western Province respectively. In parallel to this event, a project will be implemented…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that the country will never head towards any wrong direction if the state rulers act on the advice and guidance of the Mahasangha. President Sirisena said that the government policy should always be based on Buddhist philosophy, and he further said that when considering adverse situations prevailed in many countries in…

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President Maithripala Sirisena visited the construction site of the China – Sri Lanka Friendship Nephrology hospital in Polonnaruwa today (June 17) to inspect the progress. The Chinese funding for the kidney hospital is a result of discussions held between President Sirisena and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the former’s official visit to China in 2015….

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The Polonnaruwa Poson Maha Bath Dansala, organized annually by the Polonnaruwa Buddhist Association was held for the 59th occasion for two days near the Polonnaruwa Parakrama Samudraya was opened for pilgrims by President Maithripala Sirisena, who is the Chairman of the Polonnaruwa Buddhist Association, today (16). The Dansala is organized annually under the guidance of…

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A meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and the Russian President Vladimir Putin was held yesterday (15). The President has held this meeting on the sidelines of the 5th Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), Dushanbe, Tajikistan. During the meeting, the attentions of the two leaders were drawn to…

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President Maithripala Sirisena called on Asian countries not to allow outside powers to suppress the power of Asia. The Asian region, as the forerunner of the next century, should be strong and powerful in every aspect especially in peace and economic strength is the Century of Asia, he said. Addressing the Fifth Summit of Heads…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said it is his objective is to work closely with the other countries in the world in Sri Lanka’s march towards economic prosperity.President Sirisena made these comments during a bilateral discussion with President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon. President Sirisena who was on a state visit to Tajikistan to attend the 5th Summit…

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President Maithripala Sirisena left for Tajikistan to attend the 5th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) scheduled to be held in Dushnabe. The CICA is an international forum to strengthen cooperation, established to ensure peace, security and stability in Asia. It was set up in 1992. Sri Lanka received its observer…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that the development of the country is being hindered and irrigational, agricultural, educational and industrial revolutions suppressed due to ulterior motives of fulfilling one’s own political objectives by some political leaders. These personal political agendas must not let be allowed to suppress the development of the country and the needs of…

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Sri Lanka Telecom today (11) marked a special milestone in the country’s digital journey towards SMART Sri Lanka with the launch of the National Digital Roadmap at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The proposed blueprint for integrated national digitization will be presented through a comprehensive multi-faceted nexus of 16…

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The final report of the special three-member committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena, to investigate Easter Sunday attacks on April 21, 2019 was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Officials Residence, today (10). The Supreme court judge Vijith Malalgoda handed over the report to the President and the other members of the…

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Prime Minister Modi concludes Sri Lanka visit Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited Colombo today on an invitation extended by President Maithripala Sirisena, held discussions with the President at the President’s House in Colombo. Prime Minister Modi was ceremoniously received by President Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat. The visiting Head of Government was accorded…

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The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Sri Lanka tomorrow (09) on an invitation extended by President Maithripala Sirisena. It is significant that this is the first State Visit made by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after swearing in as the Indian Prime Minister for the second time. The Indian Prime Minister will…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that he has taken many decisions, which any other politician doesn’t take, during the last four years to preserve the country’s forest resources. The President also said that all these decisions to protect the environment were taken to ensure the right to live of the human beings, but not to secure…

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The vessel P 626 acquired by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) from the US government in a bid to increase the operational capability of the island’s sea arm, was commissioned as SLNS ‘Gajabahu’ on a ceremonial note by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Maithripala Sirisena at Colombo harbour today (06). Religious dignitaries of…

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If the environment is not protected, the country will be a desert within the next 15 – 20 years, President Maithripala Sirisena said. Therefore, the President requests all to fulfill their respective duties to prevent the country from becoming a desert as well as to ensure the right to live of all living beings including…

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The interim report of the Presidential Commission of inquiry into the alleged acts of corruption, fraud, criminal breach of trust, criminal misappropriation of property, cheating and abuse or misuse of power or authority, state resources and privileges during the period of January 15, 2015 to December 31, 2018 was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena…

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