Presidential-Media-Unit-Common-Banner

President Maithripala Sirisena said that severe rules will be imposed against those who import, sell, and keep toxin drugs. President Maithripala Sirisena made these remarks during a meeting held regarding the draft of the new act on drug control and reduction of crimes, at the President’s office today (2). The meeting discussed the issues of…

02

The release of military acquired lands in the North and East has been accelerated following the establishment of the Special Task force for the development of North and East Province. This was stated by the security forces at the meeting of the Presidential Task Force for the Development of the North and East today (April…

Presidential-Media-Unit-Common-Banner

The expenditures of Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Environment was taken in to debate at the parliament today (4) and the President who went to the parliament made certain special remarks on those two subjects. The President emphasized the importance of a proper policy program for disposal of garbage and said that it…

06

It is an absolute truth that the drug menace is raising its head across the country darkening the promising future of Sri Lankan children and oppressing the lives of the people. The citizens across the country took the Bakmaha Divuruma, national pledge to eradicate the drug menace, today (03) to confirm their total commitment to…

04

President Maithripala Sirisena says the objective of the abolishing of the Grade 5 Scholarship Exam is to provide a better education for the children while implementing the necessary changes that should be done in our education sector according to the educational methods used by the most developed countries in the world. The President made these…

05

President Maithripala Sirisena says in the process of overcoming economic and social challenges before the country, the intervention of the intellectuals is more important than the role of the politicians. The President, participating in the inaugural ceremony of the “INNOVATE SRI LANKA 2019” exhibition held at the BMICH, said that to conquer the challenges before…

03

Avurudu Neketh Seettuwa (the document containing the auspicious times for the traditional Sinhala and Tamil New Year) was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena today (April 02) at the President’s Official Residence in Colombo. In keeping with the tradition, this was handed over to the President. The Avurudu Neketh Seettuwa includes the time of the…

Presidential Media Unit Default Banner

For School Children

02

The buildings and a stadium with a sports complex constructed at four schools in Maharagama electorate vested with the students by the President today (1). The new buildings of Mahargama President’s College, Maharagama Central College, Dharmapala College, Kottawa, the first Suhuru college of Sri Lanka in Kotte Madiwala, were vested with the students by the…

08

Over 769 kg of cocaine seized by the security forces of the country as well as the judicial process concluded were destroyed at the Suraweera warehouse in Maguruwela, Kelania, under the inspection of President Maithripala Sirisena, today (01st). Under the guidance of the President and the direction of the Police Narcotics Bureau these cocaine was…

03-8

President Maithripala Sirisena said that he took the battle against illegal drugs on his shoulders without considering the risk it has over his own life because he is determined to build an ethical country for the future generation and emphasized that he will carry on this crusade amidst any challenge. President Sirisena made these remarks…

01-5-1

The life of Mrs. Srima Dissanayake was defined by courage, integrity, nobility and duty to both her country and her family. Her impact on Sri Lanka does not end with her passing. It will continue for the next several decades. She was the force behind the Gamini Dissanayake Institute for Technology and Vocational Studies, which…

Presidential-Media-Unit-Common-Banner

Over 765 Kg of narcotics which was seized by the country’s national security forces will be destroyed at the Suraweera warehouse complex at Maguruwela in Kelaniya tomorrow (01st). The President is due to attend this and it is also open to all media. According to international standards, the Police Narcotics Bureau is destroying those drugs….

5

President Maithripala Sirisena opened the Toxin Free National Fair and Exhibition held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) ,today (30th). The exhibition, which is being held under the theme of “let’s Not Eat Toxins- Protect Motherland” (Nokamu Wasa Visa Rakimu Maw Bima) will be held at BMICH from today until 01st of April…

11

The 50th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Foundation was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Sri Lanka Foundation in Colombo, yesterday (28). The Sri Lanka Foundation (SLF) is known to be the foremost and pioneering adult education center in Sri Lanka, established in 1974 consequent to an agreement between The Sri…

09

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that he will not willing to do any act which would contrary to the constitution of the country or which will endanger the sovereignty of the country. The President made these remarks participating in a ceremony held in Meegahatenna, Kalutara, today (27). During this event, President Sirisena said that the statement…

2

President Maithripala Sirisena says the illegal drug trade, which has spread like a major menace, could not be controled only through taking illicit drugs into custody by security forces, raids or taking legal actions alone and the time has come to eliminate this threat through implementing a broad attitude change initiate from family to the…

2

President Maithripala Sirisena says that Sri Lanka requires a transformational change in the government service in order to overcome the challenges faced by the country. The President stated that planning with a new vision in order to achieve the objective of overcoming these challenges is a necessity and it should be implemented urgently. He said…

education secretary

Mr Nihal Amarasinghe has been appointed as Secretary to the Ministry of Education. He received the Letter of Appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Office today (March 28). Mr Ranasinghe, a senior public servant with vast experiences, served as Commissioner General of Immigration and Emigration.

2

President Maithripala Sirisena said that he will hold discussions with the relevant parties to introduce a more suitable police uniform replacing the Khaki uniform that is being currently used. He said that in order to change the negative impression of the Police service that is prevailing among the public he would take initiatives to make…

10

President Maithripala Sirisena says that core values of our culture, customs and traditions should never be subjected to any power. The President further said that a young generation who respect our culture and tradition as well as who can conquer the world should be emerged in the country. He said this while participating in the…

08

President Maithripala Sirisena said that since drug issue has become a major problem for the future of the nation, everyone should come together to win the challenge leaving aside differences. The President made these remarks attending a program held at Buonavista College, Galle, today (27). The illegal drug smugglers are committing a huge damage to…

04

තරුණ භික්ෂුන්වහන්සේලා වැඩි පිරිසක් රට තුළ බෞද්ධාගමික පරිසරයක් සහ යහපත් සමාජයක් ගොඩනැඟීමේ කාර්යයේ නිරතව සිටිය දී ඉතා සුළු පිරිසක් සිදුකරන කි‍්‍රයාවන් හේතුවෙන් ඇතැම් අවස්ථාවල සමස්ථ පූජනීය මහා සංඝරත්නයම විවේචනයට ලක්වන බව ජනාධිපතිතුමා පවසයි. ඇතැම් භික්ෂුන්වහන්සේලාගේ අයහපත් හැසිරීම් අන්තර්ජාලය ඔස්සේ පළවීම හේතුවෙන් ශ‍්‍රී ලාංකීය භික්ෂු සමාජය පිළිබඳ වැරදි ආකල්පයක් ලෝකයේ ප‍්‍රචලිත විය හැකි බවත් මෙම තත්ත්වයන්…

03

The second day of the 15th Biennial Conference of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) held chaired by President Maithripala Sirisena today (26th) morning at the BMICH. Under the theme of ‘Quality Assurance, Qualifications and Recognition: Fostering Trust in a Globalized World‘, INQAAHE 15th Biennial Conference will be held until…

06-6

President Maithripala Sirisena says the Government has decided to abolish the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination, following a proposal submitted by him. He said that this decision was taken paying attention to the undue pressure faced by the students due to the Scholarship Examination. President Sirisena made these remarks participating in a ceremony to vest the…

09

President Maithripala Sirisena says the drug raids in the city of Colombo and the coastal areas are to be widened further from April 3rd. The President also said that the three armed forces and the police would jointly carry out these raids in a very strong manner. President Sirisena made these remarks while participating in…

06

President Maithripala Sirisena says there was a massive Buddhist revival in the country in parallel to the “Tripitakabhiwandana Week”. President Sirisena said that he initiated the process to declare the Tripitaka as a World Heritage with the aim of preserving it for thousands of years to come. He also said that he will take every…

7

A religious ceremony was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Town Hall Auditorium of Kegalle Municipal Council today (24) to present the Scroll to the retired Deputy Director of Piriven Education and former Chief Pirivena Education Advisor Most Ven. Deewela Mahinda Thera for being elevated to the position of Anu Nayake…

08

Legacy of protecting, nurturing of Tripitaka and to present it to the world in writing lies on us as Sri Lankans. Maha Nayaka Theros commended the efforts taken by the President to declare Tripitaka as a World Heritage The occasion of religious significance of presentation of the proposal to declare the Theravada Tripitaka, the sacred…

Presidential-Media-Unit-Common-Banner

Certain Sri Lankan media, quoting a media reports published in Singapore regarding an alleged statement made by a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore, have published is a totally baseless report. Those media reports have stated that, according to the extradition laws of Singapore, the Government of Sri Lanka has not provided…

Presidential-Media-Unit-Common-Banner

The people island-wide have been given an opportunity to take part in relic worshiping and a large number of devotees have already made their way to the respective places where sacred relic expositions are held. The exposition of sacred relic to mark the ‘Tripitakaabhiwandana Week,’ got underway this morning (20) at the sacred premises of…

06

President Maithripala Sirisena said that it is a bounding duty of every citizen to protect forests, trees and animals of the country. He added that measures have been taken to protect the forests of the country as well as to expand the density. The President made these remarks participating in the world Forest Day celebrations…

06

President Maithripala Sirisena says due to the broad programmes launched within the past four years in preventing the kidney disease there is a reduction in the spread of kidney disease. The President further said that the public services have been stronger in the last four years, regardless of criticisms. He also said that those services…

Presidential-Media-Unit-Common-Banner

President Maithripala Sirisena has taken measures to appoint a committee to advice the technical process of inclusion of Teravada Tripitaka in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register. The Advisory committee consists of Additional Secretary to the President, Esala Weerakoon, Commissioner General of Buddhist Affairs, Sunanda Kariyapperuma, Prof. Madagampitaya Vijithananda Thero, G. Vijitha Nanda Kumar, Additional…

06-1

The ‘Bhu Abhimani, Haritha Harasara Pranama Ulela’ organized by the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) with the aim of creating eco-friendly country was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre, yesterday (18). During this event, the President presented felicitation awards to the officers in recognition of their great…

07-1

President Maithripala Sirisena says that the Singapore government should make a clear statement about its policy regarding the handing over the responsible person for the Central Bank bond issue to the Sri Lankan government. Speaking at the launch of the National Action Plan for the eradicatinon of bribery and corruption today morning (18th) at Colombo,…

7

The ‘Tripitakabhivandana’ Week has been declared prior to the proposal made by Sri Lanka to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to declare the Theravada Tripitaka as a World Heritage, to create a Buddhist revival in the country as well as to provide knowledge to the younger generation regarding the Theravada Tripitaka,…

01-7

President Maithripala Sirisena says the task of building Sri Lanka as a State where economically prosperous as well as disciplined future generation live has been implemented at present. The President made these remarks addressing the Sri Lankan community in Kenya, yesterday (15). At present, Sri Lankans are working in Kenya mainly in the fields of…

Capture

President Maithripala Sirisena who is in Nairobi to attend the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly held bilateral discussions with the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, today (14). The Kenyan President extended a warm welcome to President Sirisena. During this meeting, President Sirisena appreciated the government of Kenya for organizing this conference in a…

09

President Maithripala Sirisena said that the biggest challenge faced by the farmers in Sri Lanka is the uncertain climatic conditions. “Agriculture is the main source of livelihood for people living in the rural areas of Sri Lanka and it has much potential for greening and to be climate smart. We like to see Sustainable Consumption…

1

President Maithripala Sirisena, who arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, yesterday (13)on a four-day Official Visit to Kenya to attend the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) held in Nairobi , received a grand welcome at the Airport. The President including the Sri Lankan delegation was warmly received by a Kenyan special…

Presidential-Media-Unit-Common-Banner

President Maithripala Sirisena left Colombo today (13) for Nairobi to attend the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) held in Nairobi, Kenya as a Special Guest. The President participates in this Assembly on an invitation extended by the President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta. The fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly, which commenced…

Maithripala Sirisena (13)

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…

10

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…

Maithripala Sirisena (3)

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)….

1

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…

Maithripala Sirisena (3)

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…

03-1

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…

01dd

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…

Page 4 of 50 1 2 3 4 5 6 50

 

© 2017 - Presidential Secretariat of Sri Lanka