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The ‘Janapathi Prashansa’ awards ceremony to felicitate Police officers who played a major role in making the concept of ‘Mathin Nidahas Ratak’, a success will be held tomorrow (28) at 10.00 a.m. at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium. The awards ceremony will be held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. Nearly 1,034 Police officers who…

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The salaries and allowances paid untill they age of 55 years will be paid for life under the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena to the wives and the dependents of the soldiers of Tri forces who were killed or disabled while in servces, operations or terrorist attacks or while carrying out law inforecement duties. This…

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Attention towards uplifting trade, tourism and industrial ties between two countries President Maithripala Sirisena who is on a two day official visit to Singapore held bilateral discussions with Prime Minister of Singapore Mr. Lee Hsien Loong today(25th). The two leaders agreed to further strengthen trade, tourism, and industrial relations between the two countries during this…

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Sri Lanka submits several proposals to UN Environment assembly for protection of environment President Maithripala Sirisena said that human activities should not threaten the regeneration capacity of nature and it is the sole responsibility of the mankind to implement activities which will strengthen the regenerative capacity of nature. Delivering the Keynote address at the Third…

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The Government of Singapore agreed to introduce the technical knowledge of the Government of Singapore for the prevention of narcotic drugs and to assist the drug prevention program initiated by President Maithripala Sirisena. A meeting held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel today (24th) between President Maithripala Sirisena and Singaporean Minister of Social and Family Development…

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President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a visit to Singapore to attend the Asia Pacific Forum of Environment Ministers and Heads of Environment Authorities held a meeting with President of Singapore Madam Halimah Yacob today (24th). The President who went to Isthana Palace of Singapore was warmly welcomed by the President of Singapore and the…

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President Maithripala Sirisena left for Singapore today (23) to deliver the Keynote address at the Third Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific. This conference will be held on January 25 at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore and high-profile representatives, representing 40 countries including ministers of environment will…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says necessary future steps will be taken by him as the Minister-in-Charge to make the Police Department a profession which is filled with intellectuals. The President said that the National Police Academy should be elevated up to the level of degree awarding institute and he further said that if there are any…

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President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the relevant authorities to fulfill their respective duties with great commitment and an efficient manner with a war footing to control the Fall Army (Sena) caterpillar, which poses a massive threat to the agricultural crops. The President further instructed to jointly implement a program to spray pesticide with…

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The 46th session of Dhamma Sermon of the Janapathi Sadaham Yathra held every poya day centering a main vihara of the island took place centering Egoda Kaleniya Raja Maha Vihara today (20). President Maithripala Sirisena who went to the vihara engaged in religious rituals and obtained blessings. The Chief Incumbent of Kaleniya Raja Maha Vihara…

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The Philippines will send a specialist team to Sri Lanka to inquire on the technical expertise that can be provided to eradicate drug smuggling. The Philippine government agreed to assists Sri Lanka to eradicate illegal drug smuggling. This assistance is provided as a special benefit obtained by Sri Lanka from the President of Philippines. Today…

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President declares National Drug Prevention Week President Maithripala Sirisena says the course of actions taken during the last four years against the illegal drug smuggling will be implemented with new a approach from next week. The President addressing an event held at the Vidyananda Maha Vidyalaya, Mulliyawal, Mullaitivu, today (21), to declare National Drug Prevention…

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The Earth Watchmen project of planting 2 million trees island-wide parallel to the 2019 Cricket World Cup was launched by President Maithripala Sirisena this morning (21st) at the Agriculture Technology Institute, Kilinochchi. The National Television Corporation and Sampath Bank have implemented this program island-wide, as they have a responsibility to plant saplings of trees use…

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· Appreciating Sri Lankan President’s commitment to Agriculture a piece of land of International Rice Research Institute named after President Sirisena President Maithripala Sirisena signed a five-year action plan between the International Rice Research Institute in Los Baños, Philippines today (18th) as a part of significant gains during his state visit to the Philippines ….

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that he will take the necessary future steps to increase the welfare of Sri Lankans living in the Philippines while resolving their issues, with the assistance of further strengthened Sri Lanka- Philippines relations as a result of his state visit to the Philippines. The President, who is on a state visit…

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines says that the Parliament of the Philippines will extend fullest support to implement the programmes for development cooperation with Sri Lanka proposed by the Philippines President, with the aim of assisting Sri Lanka. The Speaker and the former President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal Arroyo…

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President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed a Presidential Commission of inquiry to investigate into the acts of corruption and frauds that have been alleged committed in state institutions during the period from January 15, 2015 to December 31, 2018. The responsibility of this Presidential Commission is to summon public complaints, information and other details and to…

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte hosted a dinner in honor of President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a four day state visit to the Philippines, at the official residence of the President of the Philippines, Malacañan Palace, yesterday (16). President Sirisena was warmly received by the Philippines President when he arrived at the Malacañan Palace and…

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∙ ADB ready to provide technical assistance to Sri Lanka to curb illegal drug smuggling ∙ ADB assistance for projects which aim to mitigate damages from climate changes The President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has promised to President Maithripala Sirisena to provide a total sum of US Dollars 445 million ADB assistance to…

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The bilateral discussions between President Maithripala Siriarna and the President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte were held during the official visit of the Sri Lankan President to the Philippines. This was held at the President’s office in Manila. The two countries signed MOUs in the presence of the leaders. The first document which was signed is…

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President Maithripala Sirisena commenced a four-day state visit to the Philippines, marking the first invitation extended to a Sri Lankan Head of State to undertake an official visit to their country, during the period of 58 year diplomatic relationship between Sri Lanka and the Philippines. The President arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in…

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A special blessings pirith chanting ceremony was held with the participation of 300 Maha Sangha at the Lewangama Sadanandarama Purana Viharaya, today (12) to invoke blessings on President Maithripala Sirisena for completing four years in Office of President. President Sirisena, who visited the temple today, participated in the religious poojas. After the pirith chanting ceremony…

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President Maithripala Sirisena left for Philippines today (15) for a five day state visit at the invitation of the Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. During his visit to Philippines, the President is expected to further strengthen the political, economic and cultural ties between the two countries and it is also expected to sign new MoUs in…

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The Cabinet has approved the proposal made by President Maithripala Sirisena with the aim of declaring Theravada Buddhist Tripitaka as a World Heritage. The national ceremony to declare Theravada Buddhist Tripitaka as a national heritage was held under the patronage of the President at the historic Aluvihare temple in Matale on January 05, 2019. According…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that his desire is to see the children of this country make use of all the modern technological equipment for the betterment of their future as well as the future of the country, as at present the benefits of the modern technology is available to all the children of the country,…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that all new governors are expected to directly mediate in order to achieve the expected development goals by making public services systematic and efficient. The President made this statement at a meeting with Governors, Chief Secretaries of provincial councils and other officials at the President’s secretariat today (11th). Discussions were also…

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Two non Cabinet Ministers and a Deputy Minister were sworn-in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s office today (January 11). Non-Cabinet Ministers Hon Ravindra Samaraweera – Non- Cabinet Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations Hon V. Radhakrishnan – Non- Cabinet Minister for Development of Special Regions Deputy Ministers Hon Abdullah Maharoof- Deputy Minister…

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President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the relevant authorities to deploy a systematic program to eliminate various drug smuggling activities targeting school children. The President ordered the officials to take necessary steps to amend the laws to make them more effective. The President gave these instructions at a discussion held at the Presidential Secretariat today (10th) regarding…

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The Anunayake Thera of the Malwatte Chapter of the Shyamopali Maha Nikaya, Most Ven. Dibulkubure Sri Saranankara Vimaladhammabhidhana Anu Nayake Thero says that President Maithripala Sirisena is rendering a great service for the country as well as for the Sambuddha Sasana. He added that the President rendering a great service to the public while mingling…

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The memorandum of understanding was signed for the project of transplanting the organs and kidneys of patients who are brain dead to patients who nedd new organs at the President’s office under the patronage of the President today (09th). The memorandum of understanding was signed between the Ministry of health, nutrition and indigenous medicine and…

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A judge of Court of Appeal and three new Supreme Court judges were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena, at the President’s Secretariat today (09th). The Chairman of the Court of Appeal, Justice P.T. Surasena and Justices S. Thurairaja and E.A.G.R Amarasekara of Court of appeal took oath as Supreme Court Judges. Justice K. P….

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that there were many successes as well as some failures in the drive to fulfill the hopes and aspirations the people placed on him when they elected him as the Head of State. However, it is my ardent desire to further consolidate the successes during the remaining part of his tenure…

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President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed a new Committee to submit recommendations after obtaining ideas and suggestions to execute a restructuring, while resolving the issues prevailing at SriLankan Airlines. The Committee is presided over by State Minister Eran Wickramaratne and the other members of the Committee are Dr.Harsha De Silva, Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe, Dr. Dharmarathna Herath,…

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New Governors appointed for three provinces were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (07th). Dr. Suren Ragawan – Northern Province Dr. Damma Dissanayake – Sabaragamuwa Province Mr. R. Keerthi Thennakoon – Uva Province

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The ceremony to mark the completion of the works of the Kalu Gaga Reservoir, which built to cultivate the Dumbara Valley and the vesting ceremony of the New Laggala Green Town with the people in the Dumbara Valley, who sacrificed their villages and lands for the construction of Moragahakanda – Kalu Ganga Reservoir, will be…

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Mahanayaka’s of Buddhist nikayas commended the services rendered by the President Maithripala Sirisena for the propagation of Buddha sasanaya. President Maithripala Sirisena said that he has made the Tripitaka as a national heritage and he will work towards declaring it as a World Heritage. The President also said that he will continue to mediate in…

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New Governors appointed for five provinces were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (04). Mr. Azad Sally– Western Province Mr. Satendra Maithri Gunaratne- Central Province Mr. Sarath Ekanayake- North Central Province Mr. Peshala Jayarathna Bandara- North Western Province Mr. M. L. A. M. Hizbullah- Eastern Province The Secretary to the…

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President Maithripala Sirisena informed the Secretaries to the Ministries that it is a must to act according to the circulars issued by the Secretary to the President when appointing Chairpersons and members to Boards of Directors of State enterprises including the statutory boards and public corporations. The circular numbered PS/PCMD/19/2018 signed by the Secretary to…

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A new committee is to be appointed on Monday to present proposals and ideas to reorganize and address existing issues in Sri Lankan Airlines. All parties will be given the opportunity to submit proposals and ideas on improving Sri Lankan Airlines at the committee. The President has decided to appoint this Committee consisting of five…

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President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the related parties to provide immediate solutions for the huge mountain of garbage at Gohagoda in Katugastota , which is the central disturbing environmental issue in the City of Kandy. ‘Not allowing another pathetic incident to rise such as Meethotamulla, immediate steps must be taken as a remedy for this…

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President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the related parties to provide immediate solutions for the huge mountain of garbage at Gohagoda in Katugastota, which is the central disturbing environmental issue in the City of Kandy. ‘Not allowing another pathetic incident to rise such as Meethotamulla, immediate steps must be taken as a remedy for this issue’,…

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President Maithripala Sirisena extended his warm felicitations and best wishes on the resounding election victory of the party of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the recently concluded parliamentary elections of Bangladesh. Sending a special message to Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, the President also extended his personal best wishes for the further success in the…

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Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva, who assumed duties as the new Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence, today (03). Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva met the President to formally inform that he assumed duties as the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy. The Commander also…

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President Maithripala Sirisena expressed thanks to those who contributed in providing welfare for those who were affected due to severe climatic conditions in the North. The President was thankful for all the members of Tri forces and police and the governors of provinces, government officials,volunteer organizations and other parties for the continuous contributions made for…

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The religious ceremony to invoke blessings on the Chief Incumbent of Hunupitiaya Ganagarama Temple, Chief of Colombo Nawa Koralaya, Ven. Dr. Galabodaththe Gnanissara Thero was held with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Ganagarama today (January 1). This religious ceremony which is held traditionally at the Gangarama Temple is held simultaneously for blessings…

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President Maithripala Sirisena instructed officials to prepare development plans in New Year with a view to eliminating the poverty of the people as the main objective. The President also stressed the importance of suppressing all evil forces that are detrimental to society, such as drugs, and further strengthening the special programs launched in that regard….

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President Maithripala Sirisena commencing work for the New Year visited the Somawathiya Raja Maha Viharaya, today (01). The President also called on the Chief Incumbent of the Somawathiya Raja Maha Viharaya Ven. Pahamune Sri Sumangala Thera and secured blessings. Later, President Sirisena joined in special religious observances held at the sacred premises and the Maha…

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President Maithripala Sirisena visited the historic Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic) today (31) and after paying homage to the sacred Tooth Relic secured blessings for the New Year. Later, he visited the Malwathu Maha Viharaya and called on the Most Ven. Thibbatuwawe Sri Sumangala Maha Nayake Thero. During this meeting, the…

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