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The objectives of the terrorists are being fulfilled through creating conflicts among the communities based on their ethnicities, said President Maithripala Sirisena. The President requested all Sri Lankans not to allow any room to achieve the objective of terrorists to divide the country. He made these remarks addressing the State Vesak Festival held at the…

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The state ceremony to release the prisoners will be held at the Welikada Prison premises under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena tomorrow (18). The Presidential Pardon for the inmates is granted under Article 34 of the Constitution. Prisoners who have been convicted for minor offences under the Penal Code will be granted Presidential pardon.

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President Maithripala Sirisena returned to the Island today (16) after successfully completing the brief official visit to China bringing many developmental benefits to the country while enhancing the cooperation regarding the national security of Sri Lanka. The official discussion held between President Sirisena and the Chinese President Xi Jinping was concluded in a fruitful manner…

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A meeting between president Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime minister of China Li Keqiang was held at Beijing today (15 ). The prime minister of China expressed condolences regarding the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka. The two leaders discussed the details of agreements reached during the talks between the two Presidents and China assured every…

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Speech of HE the President Maithripala Sirisena at the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations held on 15 May 2019 in Bejing, China. I extend my respectful thanks to President Xi Jinping and the Chinese Government and the people for providing this opportunity to us to join this important dialogue of Asian civilizations. It is…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that all countries should be corporate with each other to wipe out international terrorism and religious extremism. The President said this when he addressed the Conference of Asian Civilizations Dialog, which was held in Beijing, China today (15th) morning. The first session of the International Conference was held in Beijing this…

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Ideas and suggestions of Mahanayake Theras regarding national security presented to the President President Maithripala Sirisena paid homage to the historic Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in the weekend and later he called on the Mahanayake Theras of Malwathu and Asgiri Chapters and apprised them regarding the steps that have been taken to ensure…

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The President emphasizes that everyone should unite to destroy the terrorism and we should not be separated by race, religion and political. President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that when it is being spreading racism, politically criticizing each other and separated from communalism, it is definitely strengthened the terrorists in country. That the meeting was held at…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that he was not affected by terrorism and that he would fulfill the responsibility of building a peaceful country after eradicating terrorism. The President said that the law will be enforced against anyone who is responsible for the incident on April 21. He said this, addressing in the final progress review…

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Acting Attorney General Dappula de Livera was sworn in as the new Attorney General before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (10). Furthermore, Mr. H.M. Gamini Senevirathne has been appointed as New Secretary to the Ministry of Internal & Home Affairs and Provincial Councils & Local Government, while Ms. K.J. Ashoka Alawaththa has…

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10 Jeeps officially handed over to the Police Department by the Chinese Government last evening (08th) at the Presidential Secretariat. Chinese Ambassador in Sri Lanka Mr. Chang Xueyuan presented the relevant documents and keys to the President Maithripala Sirisena. After the President assumed control of the police department, he had made many changes in that…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says certain statements made by a few persons to achieve petty political gain have become a hindrance to the process of building national reconciliation while freeing the country from the challenge of terrorism. The President made these remarks during a meeting held with the representatives of the Muslim Civil Organizations including the…

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President Maithripala Sirisena went on an observational visit to Zion church which suffered heaviy toll of deaths and damages due to terrorist bomb explosions last 21st of April. The President, who went to the church was warmly welcomed by the head priest Rev Roshan Maheshan and other priests. He observed the church which was destroyed…

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Under the new national security programme, all citizens have been guaranteed the right to live in a society free of fear and suspicion. Discuss with Islamic religious leaders and solve the problems of the Muslims Pointing out that terrorism has not won anywhere in the world, President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that the brutality of the…

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A request has been made to H E the President by several persons not to telecast the occasions when the security forces conduct search operations in houses and public places through the media. Furthermore, clear instructions have been given to the security forces not to allow participations of civilians when conducting search operations and it…

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Seven new foreign Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to Sri Lanka presented their credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s House in Colombo today (May 6). The Envoys who presented credentials are: Mr Ashraf Farhad Shikhaliyev – Ambassador of Republic of Azerbaijan Mr Daniel Chuburu – Ambassador of Argentine Republic Mr David John Holly…

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President vows that he would not allow any foreign forces to be deployed in the country President Maithripala Sirisena said that within a short span of time the security forces will be firmly eradicating the extremist terrorism and that the religious leaders holds the responsibility of building reconciliation and understanding between all ethnic groups without…

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President Maithripala Sirisena visited the ancient Avukana Raja Maha Vihara and engaged in religious rituals today (5). Chief Incumbent, Ve Dr Dhammakiththi Nayaka Thero and the Mahasangha performed religious rituals and invoked blessings on the President. The President also made observations of the construction work of the development programs of Avukana Raja Maha Vihara. Meanwhile…

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The British Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime, Ben Wallace said the political leadership is extremely important to fight against terrorism with international connections. He said this when he called on President Maithripala Sirisena today (May 3) at the President’s Official Residence in Colombo. Stating that recent attacks by Islamist terrorist is a…

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A meeting was held at the Presidential Secretariat under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, today (01st May) to discuss the electricity demand and he emphasized necessity of supply of electricity without any curtailment. Although rainfall is experienced in many areas in the country, the water capacity of the reservoirs of the power generation system…

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The 26th commemoration ceremony of late President Ranasinghe Premadasa, was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena in front of the Premadasa statue near the Hulftsdorp Court Complex, today (01). Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Ministers and MPs, Madam Hema Premadasa and others participated in this event. The President paid honours to…

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United Nations Under Secretary General for Alliance of Civilizations Miguel Angle Moratinos conveyed congratulations to President Maithripala Sirisena for taking swift action to control the situation after the Ester Sunday terrorist attacks. Mr Moratinos, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain has arrived in Sri Lanka as Special Representative of UNSG and called…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that after receiving the report of the three-member committee appointed to investigate the causes and background for the terrorist attacks, the content of that report will be opened for all the parties. The committee is headed by a retired Supreme Court Judge and the report of the committee is scheduled to…

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President Maithripala Sirisena appointed, Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya as new Chief Justice. Mr Jayasuriya took his oaths as Chief Justice before President Sirisena at the President’s Office today (April 29). The President appointed Solicitor General Dappula De Livera as Acting Attorney General. Furthermore, Additional Auditor General, Chulantha Wickremarathne has been appointed as Auditor General. In…

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The former Army Commander Gen S. H. S Kottegoda (Rtd) has been appointed as the new Secretary of Defence. He received his letter of appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (29).

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that the government is responsible for working towards recovering and re establishing the tourism industry and the hotel chains and other business sectors that were badly affected due to the recent terrorist attack. A Cabinet Sub-Committee will be appointed at the Cabinet meeting tomorrow to inquire on the future steps to…

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President Maithripala Sirisena, under Emergency Regulations, has taken steps to ban from tomorrow (April 29th, 2019), all forms of face covers that may hinder one’s identity been ascertained, as a threat to national security and public safety. This directive specifies the need for one’s face been clearly visible for ascertaining their identify as the its…

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President Maithripala Sirisena joined the special Sunday Mass held under the patronage of the Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith at the Archbishop’s House, today (28) remembering the victims of the disastrous Easter Sunday attacks. During this special Sunday mass and the mass held in front of the bombed Kochchikade St. Anthony’s Shrine,…

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President Maithripala Sirisena, in terms of powers vested in him as the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka under Emergency Regulations No. 01 of 2019, has taken steps to ban the organizations National Thawheed Jammath (NTJ) and Jamathei Millathu Ibraheem (JMI) in Sri Lanka. As such, all activities of those organizations as…

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President says he will take the responsibility of establishing a peaceful environment in the country eradicating terrorism President requests all religious leaders to commit themselves to ensure peace & harmony among the public President Maithripala Sirisena says as the Head of the State he will take over the responsibility of establishing a peaceful and free…

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Do not allow terrorism in anyway – President Schools and universities will be open on May 06 The National Security Council met at the Presidential Secretariat today (26) under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena. During this meeting, it was revealed that most of the people who were threat to the national security and…

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President MaithripalaSirisenasaid that he has fullest confidence that the law and order machinery has all the required capabilities to meet the challenge of terrorism and bring back peace and normalcy very soon. Addressing heads of media today (April 26)at the President’s House in Colombo, he detailed out the short term and long term measures to…

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The All Party Conference was held with the participation of all party leaders, and representatives under the patronage of President Maithripalka Sirisena today (25). Lengthy discussions were held regarding the current situation of the country and the actions to be taken in the future. The importance of joining together despite party or colour differences barriers…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that all the security forces of the country must be strengthened and revitalized to overcome the challenge of terrorism before the country. The President emphasized that he will fulfill the responsibility of providing the leadership and facilities in this regard without any hesitation. He made these remarks during a special meeting…

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Several world leaders and the United Nations UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres telephoned President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (24th April) to convey their condolences and to condemn the brutal attacks on innocent civilians on Easter Sunday. Furthermore, they expressed their deepest sympathy and condolence to the families of the victims and to the Government and the…

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To hold discussions considering the current status in the country and on the measures to be taken in the future, President Maithripala Sirisena convened an All Party Conference tomorrow (25). The conference will be held at the President’s Office at 10.00 A.M. tomorrow (25). Meanwhile the All Religious Committee will meet at 4.00 P.M. at…

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Immediate changes in high security positions as there was negligence in carrying out responsibilities APC & Intellectual Round Table Discussions on follow up actions President Maithripala Sirisena assured the nation that he would take every required step to curb terrorism in Sri Lanka, which has raised its ugly head on Easter Sunday and restore normalcy…

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Foreign envoys assures every possible support to President to curb terrorism in Sri Lanka The envoys of foreign countries and the representatives of international agencies were unanimous in their expression of fullest support to President Maithripala Sirisena to curb terrorism in Sri Lanka, which has raised its ugly head on Easter Sunday. Addressing all the…

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President Maithripala Sirisena visited the recently bombed St. Sebastian’s Church, Katuwapitiya, Negombo today (23) to inquire into the present situation and inspect damages caused to the church. The President met with the Parish Priest Fr. Srilal Fonseka and extended his deepest condolences to him towards all the Catholics in the area. President Sirisena also inquired…

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President Maithripala Sirisena visited the Archbishop’s House today (22) and called on the Archbishop of Colombo, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith. President Sirisena expressed his, shock, deep pain and dismay over the brutal attacks on places of catholic religious worship and discussed over the future steps that should be taken regarding this incident. During this…

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Anti-terrorism clauses to be effective from midnight today Tomorrow, National Day of Mourning President Maithripala Sirisena president over an emergency meeting of National Security Council today (April 22) and following decisions were taken at the meeting. The government has decided to Gazette the anti-terrorism legal clauses to be effective with effect from midnight today. This…

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President Maithripala Sirisena appointed a 3-member Special Council to inquire into the series of explosions in the country on April 21. The Council comprises of Supreme Court Justice Vijith Malalgoda, former Ministerial Secretary, Padmasiri Jayamanna and former Inspector General, N K Ilangakoon. The President has instructed the Special Council to study the background, the reasons…

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President Maithripala Sirisena has stated that he will announce within the next 24 hours regarding the appointment of a Special Investigation Committee headed by a Judge of the Supreme Court to investigate causes and background for the grave national catastrophe that occurred today (21) claiming many lives. The Committee will study other reasons that pave…

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A special meeting was held with the participation of Heads of Security Forces, Police and Civil Security Department and other relevant Agencies regarding the current security situation in the country, and during that meeting, the Government decided to take steps to tighten security at all religious places, tourist hotels, hospitals and Embassies and provide security…

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President Maithripala Sirisena joined the ritual of planting a fruit sapling today (15th) morning at the auspicious time 11.17 am in the presidential official residence. The auspicious time to plant a sapling was 11.17 a. m. today morning, facing the East, suitably wearing a white dress was added to this Sinhala and Tamil New Year…

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Keeping with the tradition, President Maithripala Sirisena performed New Year rituals today (April 14) at his Official Residence in Colombo. The President joined the ritual to light the hearth with Mrs. Jayanthi Sirisena and other members of the immediate family. The President planted a sapling at his official residence at the auspicious time. Thereafter he…

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Planting a plant at the dawn of the oncoming Sinhala and Tamil New Year, people should join together to accomplish the duties for environmental conservation, President invites all Sri Lankans. President Maithripala Sirisena said that the value of environmental conservation is identified not only Sri Lanka but by the whole nation. He said this at…

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