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Final objective of all investments of the government is to build a better society, says President Maithripala Sirisena. The uncivilized and indecent behaviors in the society should not be allowed to be a problem for the future of the children, he added. The government is committed to build the future of the children of the…

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A felicitation ceremony ‘Yathiwara Harasara Pranama Pooja’ organized by the Pulathisi Maha Thera Sansadaya to bless to President Maithripala Sirisena was held today (Jan. 12) in Jayanthi Maha Viharaya, Kaduruwela. This has been organized to mark the one year completion of the presidency of President Sirisena. The Maha Sanga stated that their blessings are always…

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It is not the policy of my government to treat one district more and the other districts less in the country’s development process, said President Maithripala Sirisena. He made these remarks participating in a ceremony to declare open the newly built Bank of Ceylon Welikanda branch, today (12). The President further said that the special…

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A celebration to mark the 150 years completion of the first newspaper of Sri Lanka ‘Gnanartha Pradeepaya’, was held today (Jan. 11) at the Cardinal’s House in Colombo under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The ‘Gnanartha Pradeepaya’ extended a noble service to build the Catholic spirituality and fulfilled the national responsibility. It also fulfilled…

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The ceremony of cancelling a Commemorative Stamp and a First Day Cover, issued by the Postal Department of Sri Lanka to mark the centenary birth anniversary of Mr. Wilson Hegoda, a pioneer of the Sri Lankan photography, was held today (Jan. 11) at the Department of National Archives, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena….

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Seven Ambassadors and a High Commissioner presented credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s House today (January 11). Those who presented credentials were 01 Ambassador of Chile Andres Barbe 02 Cyprus High Commissioner Dementrious Theophylactou 03  Ambassador of Czech Republic Milan Hovorka 04 Danish Ambassador Peter Taksoe-Jensen 05 Guatemala Ambassador Georges de La Rochew…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says he would not govern the country without the advice and guidance of the Maha Sanga. He said a group of extremists are creating conspiracies stating that the government is going to deprive the place of the Buddhism through the new amendments to the constitution. He requested everyone not to contribute that…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that there is no any foreign influence in formulating the new constitution and this will be done understanding the needs of the country, even though some extremists groups spread false rumours across the country that the Government is prepared to implement the new constitution under the foreign influences. He made these…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says after a completion of a year as the servant of the people, the agenda for the next five years will be the building of the motherland to a great nation in the world. “Some people ask me what will be my place after the completion of my tenure as President when…

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In line with the promise given by President Maithripala Sirisena, a special discussion on establishing of a Presidential Task Force for the protection of the children of the nation was held today (Jan. 07) at the Presidential Secretariat. The discussion was based on the issues arisen on the protection of children, and the measures taken…

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Mr. Asanka Dodanwela was sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena as the new Deputy Mayor of Kandy at the Presidential Secretariat, today (07). The Mayor of Kandy- Sena Dissanayake, Kandy Municipal Commissioner Chandana Tennakoon and the family members of the Mr. Asanka Dodanwela participated in this event.

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A series of programs will be held tomorrow (Jan. 08) to mark the one year completion of the democratic governance, established under the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena. The main national ceremony on this regard will be held at 2.00pm at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena….

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President Maithripala Sirisena  has said that we should give priority for the future of  our Motherland first and not the personal interests of each and every person. He said this as a reply to a question often asked him, what he would do after completing the five year term. The President made these remarks, speaking…

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‘Our next goal should enter into an era of blue and green, in a background where climate change poses a fundamental threat to the survival of human beings’, said President Maithripala Sirisena. The President also emphasized that people should not damage the environment in their development process. He made these remarks participating at the inaugural…

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Sri Lanka and Pakistan today (Jan. 05) signed eight (8) important Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) to enhance the cooperation between the two countries in several fields. These MoUs were signed at the Presidential Secretariat in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Following…

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President Maithripala Sirisena can honorably be introduced as a leader with a genuine desire to take Sri Lanka forward as great country in the world, says Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif. He commended the program by the President to bring about good governance by eliminating corruption and fraud. Prime Minister Sharif who is on…

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When there is a possibility to provide lands from other places for the purpose of resettlement without doing the deforestation, taking narrow decisions the previous government damaged the Wilpattu National Park and today, some section of our society allegedly blames for the present government in this regard, President Maithripala Sirisena said. He made these observations…

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The board of officers, including the newly  elected President of Sri Lanka Cricket Board -Mr. Thilanga Sumathipala called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secetariat, today (04). President Sirisena congratulated Mr.  Thilanga Sumathipala on his victory. He also engaged in a very cordial and friendly discussion with the officials. The officials apprised the President…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says it is essential that everybody who works at the Presidential Secretariat, which is the prime administrative center of all public institutions, listen to the voices of the people and totally eliminate waste and corruption. The President made these remarks addressing the staff of the Presidential Secretariat commencing work for the New…

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Maithri Sevena, the three-storied holiday resort, built to provide accommodation facilities to the tourists who visit historical Polonnaruwa was declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena today (Jan. 02). This holiday resort, which has been built by Polonnaruwa Buddhist Association, is equipped with all facilities with room to accommodate 500 people at the same time. The…

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A pirith chanting was held yesterday (Jan. 1) at the President’s Official Residence in Polonnaruwa to obtain blessings for the New Year. Sixty five Buddhist monks including the Chief Incumbent of Isipathanarama, Polonnaruwa, Maha Nayaka for both Polonnaruwa and Thamankaduwa, a retired Principal Ven. Udagama Dhammananda Thero, Adhikarana Sanganayaka of North-Central Province, the Chief Incumbent…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says Sri Lanka is in a leading position among the countries which are committed to safeguard freedom, democracy and human rights in 2015. He said UN Secretary General Ban Ki–moon affirmed that in an international summit. The President was speaking at a ceremony held at Buddhi Mandapa in Polonnaruwa today (Jan. 01)….

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We celebrate the dawn of this New Year with many hopes and aspirations in our hearts. With the important turning point of our nation witnessed in January last year, today we are in the threshold of an decisive era of speedy and sustainable development of our country that would be of importance not only to…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that he will commit himself to strengthen the national economy and to eliminate poverty in the country with the dawn of the New Year. He made these remarks addressing the media after paying homage to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy to receive the blessings for the New…

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President Maithripala Sirisena recalled that the Buddhist Philosophy still exists in our country due to the great commitment of the Mahasangha and said that the followers should take example from the pioneers regarding these good values and perpetuate them. He made these observations participating in the 100th birth anniversary celebrations of the  Supreme Mahanayake Thera…

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The Megapolis Development Plan formulated for entire megapolis development in the island including Western Province was presented to President Maithripala Sirisena today (Dec. 30) at the Presidential Secretariat. At this occasion, the President said everybody should contribute to make the Megapolis Development Plan, the main development project to be implemented by the government in the…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says he would not allow anybody who embraces alien cultures and give higher values for them to destroy the greatness of the motherland and our proud culture. “I undertook the leadership of this country on January 08 with the objective of handing down a good and developed country for the future generation…

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All must unite with a commitment to give a high priority for our indigenous systems to make our country victorious, said President Maithripala Sirisena. The President further said that we should always admire our heritage and our indigenous systems to conquer the international market to become a one of the greatest country in the world….

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the government has decided to extend the terms of office of every Local Government Institution which haven’t been dissolved so far. He said this decision was taken to facilitate the forthcoming amendments of the electoral system of the Local Governments. The President made these remarks at the inauguration ceremony of the…

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Christmas symbolizes the birth of Jesus Christ who assumed a powerful voice, teaching us lessons of kindness and charity that have lasted for more than 2000 years. The Christian message of humanity, love to all beings and humility is seen in the birth of Christ taking place in a stable shared by animals and his…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says whenever the human society went through situations of conflicts great religious leaders emerged. Hence all religious leaders produced their philosophies to make the human beings and the world better, he added. The President was speaking at the National Meelad-un-Nabi Ceremony held today (Dec. 24) at the cooperative building in Polgolla, Katugastota….

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President Maithripala Sirisena engaged in religious activities today (Dec. 24); the The Unduvap Poya Day. The President Partipiated in the Buddhist Talks organized at the Sandaham Sevena International Buddhist Center in Rajagiriya. The Dhamma sermon was conducted by Ven. Athuraliya Ratana Thero. President Sirisena also offered Ata Pirikata to the maha sanga. Large number of…

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President Maithripala Sirisena toured in Colombo city last night (Dec. 23) to meet the people who are preparing for the Christmas celebrations. He extended his good wishes to the people for this celebration while having cordial discussions with the people who warmly welcomed him. The President also visited a New Year fair organized by the…

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I am pleased to send this message of greetings on the occasion of Meelad-un-Nabi, the birth of Prophet Muhammad, celebrated with much reverence by the followers of Islam in Sri Lanka and their brethren in faith the world over. This day of significance for the followers of Islam draws attention to the teachings of the…

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The National Construction Awards Ceremony-2015 was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH today (23). The President presented awards for Civil Engineering projects, Green Construction Excellence Award and Excellence & Merit awards for Building projects. Addressing the gathering, Minister of Housing and Construction-Sajith Premadasa stated that the new government will create…

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Sri Lanka Gem Entrepreneurs & Mining Association held a discussion with President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today (23). The representatives apprised the President regarding the issues related to the gem and mining industry. They also briefed the President about a new machine developed to extract gold particles for oar excavated from mines. They…

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President Maithripala Sirisena joined in an event organized by the Presidential Secretariat to celebrate the Christmas which marks the birth of Jesus Christ, held in the President’s House, Colombo. Participating at this event Archbishop Rt. Rev Dr. Malcom Ranjith stated that the fullest support of the Catholic Community will be given to the efforts taken…

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‘Mahaweli Prathiba’ Arts Festival was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre, yesterday (22). The aim of the festival is to collect funds for the Mahaweli Foundation Scholarship Fund for the educational needs of the children living in the Mahaweli zones and to introduce their artistic talents to the…

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President Maithripala Sirisena declared open the newly built headquarters of Sri Lanka Scouts Association at the Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha in Colombo, today (22). The five-story building complex is equipped with all modern facilities. The building was constructed to streamline the administration works of the Sri Lanka Scouts Association. Addressing the gathering the President said…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that he will take the assistance of Tri-forces Service personnel to protect the natural resources including forest and coastal areas. He made these observations participating in a special discussion with the Heads of Environment Protection organizations and the environmentalists held at the  Presidential Secretariat today (22). It was also decided to…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says he would fulfill his responsibility to make the lives of the residents of Colombo beautiful, similar to the beauty of the city, by boosting them economically. “Though the Colombo has been built as a beautiful city, solutions haven’t been provided to the problems of the poor people who are living in…

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 Mr. Priyankara Jayarathne sworn in as the State Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils, before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today (Dec. 21). Also, Mr. Sarathi Dushmantha Mithrapala sworn in as the Deputy Minister of Buddha Shasana before the president. Mr. Mithrapala is also the current Deputy Minister of justice.

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President Maithripala Sirisena says every officer should be committed to fulfill their responsibilities for the development of the country, without compartmentalizing areas. He pointed out the importance of working with collaboration with everybody under a common objective for the country’s development, though there are divisions such as ministries, departments and institutions according to their fields….

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President Maithripala Sirisena visited the Thilippalei area in Jaffna district to look into the well-being of the people living Welfare Centre. More than 1500 people from Palali , Kankesanturai and Mailadi  areas , who were displaced  due to terrorist action live in this Welfare Centre for the past 25 years and at present they are…

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Problems of displaced persons to be solve within 6 months  President Maithripala Sirisena categorically stated that he would not allow the government to be toppled by unconstitutional conspiracies and it could only be done by people’s mandate at an election. Some extremist groups dreaming of capturing power stating that the national security has been compromised…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says he will not allow foreign companies to enter into gem mining industry in the country. “During the time I was the Common Candidate for the Presidential Election, the people requested me not to let the foreign companies mine gems in Sri Lanka. After I was elected as the President, I took…

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Ended the era of political interference into the fields of the Judiciary and Legislature by the Executive through curtailing the powers of the Executive Presidency, said  President Maithripala Sirisena. He made these observations participating at the annual conference of the Judicial Service Association of Sri Lanka held at the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo, today…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says artistes can play a pivotal role in building a disciplined society rich in moral values and in creating real men among the Lilliputs. The President made these remarks at the ceremony of State Musical Awards 2015 held at the BMICH yesterday (17). The State Musical Awards ceremony was organized by the…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says he would fulfill the verbal and written promises given to the people at the Presidential Election – 2015. He added that he politically takes pity on those who counting days for the government to collapse shouting that the election promises of the government have been blown, and making various statements on…

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