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President Maithripala Sirisena says that he is swimming upstream in politics for the betterment of the future of the Motherland. The President further said that, he is not alone in the struggle for betterment of the motherland, and all the common people who love the country have join hands with him and added that in…

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(President Maithripala Sirisena greets Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland in New York in September 2018. (File Photo) President Maithripala Sirisena told the Commonwealth Secretary General, Baroness Patricia Scotland that he has acted in accordance with the Constitution of Sri Lanka and would continue to stand for democratic practices. In a telephone conversation with Baroness…

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President Maithripla Sirisena expressed apology over the inconvenience caused to the Buddhist monks due to the tear gas attack, when a group of Buddhist monks representing several organizations including Sinhalaye Api National Organization , visited the President’s office to handover a message today (Nov 19). They had not intimated earlier that they would come to…

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President Maithripala Sirisena expressed his deep appreciation for all the political parties representing the Parliament for reaching an agreement to appropriately follow the guidance given by him at the All Party Meeting held yesterday to end the prevailed conflict situation in the Parliament. Initially, the President paid his attention regarding the discord created in the…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the government needs more assistance from the fields of science, technology and research to resolve the economic and development issues of the country. He made these remarks addressing the President’s Awards for Scientific Publication held in Colombo, today (19). President’s Awards for Scientific Publication were started in 2001 to recognize Sri…

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The All Party Meeting called by President Maithripala Sirisena to discuss the current political developments was held with friendly and cordial manner at the Presidential Secretariat today (Nov 18) and it lasted more than 2 hours. There was an agrement at the meeting that the party leaders meeting, scheduled for tomorrow should decide the future…

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President Maithripala Sirisena will chair a meeting of representatives of all the political parties represented in Parliament at 5.00 p.m. tomorrow (Nov 18) at the President’s office. The President has called this meeting in order to end the current political unrest and conflict situation and to allow normal functioning of the Parliament. The leaders of…

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President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the heads of the government institutions to deliver public services in a more comprehensive and efficient manner without allowing room to deteriorate those services as well as to do the activities of the government sector with proper planning and targets. The President gave these instructions during a meeting…

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The National Dairy Farmers’ Conference organized to empower the local dairy farmers was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Shalika Ground in Narahenpita, today (16). This kind of conference was held for the first time in the history of Sri Lanka. The President symbolically handed over the dividends of Milko Dairy…

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President Maithripala Sirisena announced that he would not prorogue Parliament under any circumstance. This statement was issued by the Presidential Media Division today (November 16).

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A meeting was held between Speaker of the Parliament, Karu Jayasuriya, and the representatives of the political parties of United National Front and the Tamil National Alliance met President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s office today(15). In the 2-hour long meeting discussions were held regarding the current political developments. The leaders of those political parties…

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Full text of the reply sent by President Maithripala Sirisena to the Speaker: Hon. Karu Jayasuriya Speaker Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Sri Jayewardhanepura Kotte Hon. Speaker, I paid my attention to your letter and its attachments sent to me in relation to the in the Parliamentary matters on November 14,…

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A discussion was held on the progress of the activities of the Presidential Special Task Force and the special programs conducted under the President’s office at the President’s office today(14). The Nationals program for drugs prevention, Grama Shakthi People’s Movement, the program to reconstruct 2400 Ellanga irrigation systems, National environmental conservation program, Agriculture Development Program,…

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President Maithripala Sirisena visited the Ministry of Lands and observed its functioning today (Nov 13). After inquiring into process of granting title deeds at the Land Commissioner General’s Department, the President explained the necessity of make more efficient those activities to provide valuable service to the public. Also, President Sirisena pointed out the importance of…

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A National Security Council meeting chaired by President Maithripala Sirisena was held at 8.00 p.m. today. During this meeting, the President discussed about the country’s security situation and instructed the heads of all the security forces to ensure a peaceful environment in the country.

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President Maithripala Sirisena visited the Central Environment Authority and observed its functioning today (Nov 13). After inquiring into internal functions of CEA and its financial dealings, President Srisena instructed the officials to continue its activities to achieve the objectives for the year without allowing the political climate be a hindrance. The President also looked into…

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The ‘Business Today’ Awards Ceremony was held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo, yesterday (12) to felicitate the companies that have excelled in business. President Maithripala Sirisena participated as the Chief Guest at the Awards Ceremony and presented awards for the outstanding entrepreneurs. The awards ceremony was titled as the ‘Business Today Top 30’ and…

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The Mahaweli Authority officers stated that the water filling process of the Kalu Gaga reservoir of the Moraghakanda Kalug Ganga project which is the final Mahaweli project of the country is in a highly satisfactory level. The water filling process of the reservoir was initiated under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena on late…

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This is the third occasion in 14 days I am addressing you to explain recent developments. First, on October 26 I explained my views to you after appointing Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister. Then, at the meeting held at Ape Gama in Battaramulla on 5th November, I explained the political views to you. Today…

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The closing ceremony of the Defence Services Games – 2018 (DSG) was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Army Indoor Stadium in Panagoda, yesterday (09). Upon President’s arrival, he was received by sportsmen, Commander of the Army, Commander of the Navy and Commander of the Air Force in an elegant culturally-rich…

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Seven new ministers took their oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena this evening at the President’s Official Residence in Colombo. The Ministers are Hon Udaya Gammanpila _ Minister of Buddha Sasana & Religious Affairs Hon A L M Hisbullah – Minister of Town Planning and Water Supplies Hon C B Ratnayake – Minister of Post &…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says a special programme will be implemented to resolve the issues of the gem and jewellery industry of the country, which were not solved during the past three and half years even though demands were made occasionally. President Sirisena further said that a Cabinet Sub-Committee will be appointed in this regard. He…

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Member of Parliament Wimal Weerawansa was sworn in as the Minister of Housing and Social Welfare before President Maithripala Sirisena at the President Secretariat, today (10). Secretary to the President Udaya R Seneviratne also present on this occasion.

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President commends the successful progress of the Task Force during the last two months… 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 fourth time today (08) at the Presidential Secretariat . During the last two months the Task…

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The following two new Cabinet Ministers and five State Ministers were sworn in by President Maithripala Sirisena this morning (Nov 8). 1. Hon Susil Premajayantha – Minister of Public Administration, Home Affairs and Justice 2. Hon Bandula Gunawardena – Minister of International Trade Investment Promotion 3. Hon. Anura Priyadarshana Yapa – State Minister of Finance…

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Mrs Vasantha Perera, a senior administrative officer has been appointed as the new Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine. She received her appointment letter from President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon. Secretary to the President Udaya R. Seneviratne was also present at the occation.

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Two new cabinet ministers and a state minister took their oath before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat a short while ago. The list of names is as follows. 01 – Hon. Chamal Rajapaksa: Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine 02 – Hon. S.B. Dissanayake: Minister of Highways and Road Development 03 –…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says he will take every possible step to build long-lasting peace and reconciliation in the country. He made these remarks addressing a special ceremony held at the President’s House, yesterday (05) to mark the Deepavali celebration, which was organized under the guidance of the President. ‘Cultural ceremonies such as Deepavali plays a…

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President Maithripala Sirisena declared with confidence said that he has the majority of 113 Members of Parliament to form a formidable government. He said that farmers, government servants, fishermen, and the working mass who were gripped by the economic principles of Ranil Wickremesinghe should be freed. Addressing the ‘Rata Rakina Jana Mahimaya’ vibrant people’s protest…

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President Maithripala Sirisena observed the reconstruction work of the Egoda Kelaniya also known as kithsirimewan Kalyani Raja Maha Vihara, today(4). The Chief Incumbent of Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara Ven. Dr. Kollupitiye Mahinda Sangharakkhitha Thera requested the President to reconstruct the historical Bodhigara and the pond located at this sacred premises, which have numerous historical legends…

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Two new Cabinet Ministers, a State Minister and a Deputy Minister Sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena a short while ago. Cabinet Ministers Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena: Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Hon. Vasudeva Nanayakkara: Minister of National Integration, Reconciliation, and Official Languages State Ministers Hon. Keheliya Rambukwella: State Minister of Media and Digital Infrastruture…

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Mr.A.H.M. Fowzie was sworn in as State Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation and Muslim Religious Affairs before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (03). Secretary to the President Mr.Udaya R. Senevirathne also present on this occasion.

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Four new Secretaries for Ministries received their letters of appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (02). New Secretaries to the Ministries are as follows; Mr. Sunil Hettiarachchi – Ministry of Skill Development and Vocational Training Mr.N.A.Sisira Kumara- Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources & Disaster Management Mr.S.R.Atigala-Ministry of Finance and Economic…

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Honoring the historical political decision taken by President Maithripala Sirisena on the 26th of October, 2018 for the betterment of the people of Sri Lanka, artist R. G.Pathirathna who resides in Matale presented artistic wood carving created by him to the President at the Presidential Secretariat (01) yesterday.

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The ‘ Jalanimna-Haritha Arana’ Tree Planting Programme implemented under the guidance of the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau in parallel to the ‘Wana Ropa’ National Tree Planting Programme was commenced under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena in the historic Somawathiya sacred area,today (02). The river margins and banks bulge with lush vegetation,considered as different…

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Two new Cabinet Ministers, Five State Ministers and Six Deputy Ministers were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (01). Following are the Ministers and their portfolios: Cabinet Ministers Hon. Duminda Dissanayake – Minister of Irrigation, Water Resources and Disaster Management Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara – Minister of Skills Development and Vocational…

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Four new Ambassadors presented their credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s House, Colombo, today (01). The envoys are: Mrs. Alaina Teplitz – Ambassador of the United State of America Mr. Akira Sugiyama – Ambassador of Japan Mr. Eric Lavertu – Ambassador of the Republic of France Mr. Ashraf Haidari – Ambassador of the…

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The UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka, Ms. Hanaa Singer called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (31). During this meeting, the President apprised the UN representative regarding the prevailing political situation in Sri Lanka,and said assured her that the government has taken all the steps in accordance with the constitution of…

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Mr. Dunesh Gankanda sworn in as the Minister of State for Environment before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (30).

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President Maithripala Sirisena requested the representatives of the trade unions to commit themselves to not to allow any room for conflicts within the state institutions. He made these request during a meeting held at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (30) with the members of the trade unions of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and United People’s…

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Secretaries were appointed to twelve Ministries at the Presidential Secretariat today (30). 1. Hemasiri Fernando – Secretary to the Ministry of Defence 2. D.M.R.B. Dissanayake – Secretary to the Ministry ofMahaweli Development and Environment 3. R.P. Ariyasinghe – Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 4. L.P. Jayampathi – Secretary to the Ministry of Ports…

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President Maithripala Sirisena held a meeting with foreign Ambassadors and High Commissioners in Sri Lanka at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (29), to apprise them regarding the prevailing political situation of the country. During this meeting, the President explained to the diplomats regarding the conflicting grounds existed within the previous government, which led to appointment of…

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The new Cabinet of Ministers were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (29). Accordingly, 12 new Cabinet Ministers, a State Minister and a Deputy Minister were sworn in before the President. Following are the Ministers and their portfolios: 01 Hon Mahinda Rajapaksa: Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs 02 Hon….

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The National Vap Magul Ceremony was held at Thissmaharamaya, Sandagirigoda Welyaya under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena today (29). Prior to that the religious rituals were conducted at the Thissamaharama Raja Maha Viharaya with the participation of both, President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Mahinda rajapaksa. Chief Incumbent of Thissamaharamaya Raja Maha Vihara,…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said the provincial council elections will be held soon to strengthen the democracy of the country. The President said this addressing the Vap Magul Day held at the Sandagirigama Welyaya in Thissamaharamaya today (29). President Sirisena further said that officers of 6 provincial councils are at a helpless state due to lack…

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I have decided to address the nation today in the context of the recent political developments in the country, I thought it was essential to clarify the path we have to take in the future and to describe the reasons and the background, why the current political change was necessary. Today, we are at the…

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Former President and current member of Parliament Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (26).

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President Maithripala Sirisena says all the parties must fulfill their respective duties to build a better society within a religious environment as, principles and guidance needed to achieve this goal is included in the Tripitaka, Bible, Quran as well as in the Bhagavad Gita. He made these remarks participating in the annual prize giving ceremony…

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