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President Maithripala Sirisena today (July (28) declared open newly built Sri Sarwagna Dhathu Mandiraya (sacred relics shrine room), Golden Fence, Samadhi Buddha Statue, Museum and library at Sri Isipathanaramaya, Veyangoda. The President also met Mahanayaka of Ramanna Chapter Most Ven. Napane Pemasiri Thero and the Chief Incumbent of the Temple Ven. Henepola Dhammawansa Thero. He…

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A group of leaders of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) presented the Front’s election manifesto to President Maithripala Sirisena, the leader of the UPFA at his official residence today (July 28). Themed as ‘Assurance for Future’ the election manifesto describes how the UPFA government would implement plans and programmes for socio-economic development of the…

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“Accountants can play a pivotal role in eradicating corruption and malpractices in the country”, said President Maithripala Sirisena. The President further said that to maintain better financial management and financial discipline, accountants should fulfill their duties properly. He made these observations participating in the Global Management Accounting Summit 2015, in Colombo on July 27. The…

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President Maithripala Sirisena participated in the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Maldives as a Special Guest held at the Dharubaaruge Exhibition Hall in Male on 26th July. President Sirisena was warmly received by the Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom when he arrived at the Dharubaaruge Hall. The President…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that once the new educational plans are implemented no graduate passing out of universities will have to join protest movements demanding employment. The objective of the education plan is to ensure that a youth passing out of a university becomes an important citizen who provides a valuable service to the society,…

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Mr. Chandana Kathriarachchi has been appointed as the co-organizer of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) for Kesbewa electorate. He received his letter of appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena today (July 23) at the Presidential Secretariat. Mr.  Kathriarachchi is a former Deputy Minister of Podujana Eksath Peramuna. Earlier, he was the co-organizer of SLFP in…

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President Maithripala Sirisena as the First Scout of Sri Lanka today (July 23) presented the National Flag to the Sri Lankan scouts team which is participating in the World Scout Jamboree in Japan. The World Scout Jamboree is to be held from July 29 to August 01 in Yamiguchi in Japan, with participation of about…

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Students who won silver and bronze medals at the 11th Asian School Chess Championship met President Maithripala Sirisena today (July 23) at the President’s Official Residence. The President expressed admiration for their talents to win the tournament held in Singapore with the participation of 19 Asian countries. President Sirisena also presented gifts to the winners….

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The Sinhala translations of three volumes of Thripitaka were handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena today (July 22) at the Presidential Secretariat. The books, in simple Sinhala, have been compiled by the Thripitaka Book Editorial Board. These books have been translated into Sinhala to give awareness to the people about the Dhamma in a simple manner….

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that within the next three years the Government will provide solutions to the garbage disposal problem through a proper national strategy, which is a major environmental issue in the country. He made these observations at a special meeting regarding national environmental conservation program today (July 21) at the Presidential Secretariat. The…

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President Maithripala Sirisena today (July 21) appointed three SLFP organizers. Accordingly, Mr. Prasanna Solanga Arachchi has been appointed as the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) organizer for Awissavella electorate. Mr. Solanga Arachchi was the Chairman of the Provincial Council of Kotikawatta, Mulleriyawa. Mr. Asitha Induni Vegodapola was appointed as the SLFP organizer for Matale while…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says he take steps to re-popularize our inherited indigenous food culture which is gradually diminishing. He said the steps would be taken to streamline the local food production process. He said his ambition is to stop importation of every food item that can be produced within the Sri Lanka and lead the…

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President Maithripala Sirisena directed the Director of the Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Renal diseases Asela Iddawla to restore operations at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Kidney transplant hospital at Maligawatta. The President, who visited the hospital yesterday (July 20) also directed Iddawela to closely monitor the daily hospital activities. He also…

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As Muslims throughout Sri Lanka and the World celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, I am most pleased to extend my wishes to them. The last month has been a time of fasting, spiritual revitalization, and helping those in-need. While the Eid marks the completion of Ramadan, the return of the soul to the pristine state of cleanliness and…

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Dimbulagala sacred area will be developed with full facilities within two years to be an attractive place of worship which will draw local and foreign devotees and visitors, said President Maithripala Sirisena. It will be the greatest honor could be extended to late Chief Incumbents of the Dimbulagala Aranya Senasana, Ven. Kithalagama Siri Seelalankara Thero…

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I will continue to give leadership to the change the ushered in on January 8 with the newly elected members after the next General election, President Maithripala Sirisena said. He said he will form a government with the victorious political parties after August 17 election and he has no intention of appointing Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa…

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I am giving priority for invitations for ceremonies and programs of schools as I earn a greatest happiness by talking to children and finding solutions to their problems, said President Maithripala Sirisena. Though I happily recall incidents of my school life with hardships experience by walking miles and miles, I am not ready to allow…

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Three new SLFP organizers received their appointment letters from President Maithripala Sirisena today (July 9) at President’s Official Residence. Accordingly, Mr. Chamara Sampath Dahanayake was appointed as the SLFP organizer for Budulla- Passara while Mr. Nandimithra Ekanayake was appointed for Matale-Rattota. Mr. Sumith Samanadasa received his appointment letter as the SLFP organizer for Haputale. Minister…

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It is my earnest expectation to remove excise revenue from the alcohol and tobacco sales from the national budget by 2020, said President Maithripala Sirisena. He pointed out the opinion that the budget is totally depends on the excise revenue and the budget cannot be completed without excise income has taken the country to a…

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President Maithripala Sirisena participated at the commemorative ceremony to mark the 100th death anniversary of National Hero Captain Edward Henry Pedris held at Foundation Institute yesterday (July 08). Captain Pedris was one of the leading figures of the freedom struggle to win independence to Sri Lanka from the colonial rulers. He was a prominent social…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said rock inscription found in Sripada from the time of King Nissanka Malla, stated that those who stole state assets would be reborn as dogs and crows. He said those in positions of power should be always reminded that they should not steal state assets, and there would be consequences if they…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says all should join hands in the spirit of unity and friendship to take the country forward while putting aside hate, jealousy and hostility. “This is the foundation of all religious teachings as well” the President said addressing those who participated in the National Ifthar ceremony held at President’s House last evening…

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President Maithripala Sirisena unveiled the pinnacle of the newly constructed stupa at the Kothalawalapura Samadhi Buddhist Centre in Rathmalana today (July 8). Prior to unveiling the pinnacle, the President took part in religious activities at the temple after paying his respects to Viharadhipathi Ven Mapalagama Buddhasiri Nayake Thero. The Mahanayake of Kotte Chapter of Siyam…

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Four High Commissioners and an Ambassador presented credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today (July 7). Those who presented credentials were Japanese Ambassador Kenichi Suganuma, Ghana High Commissioner Samuel Panyin Yalley, Kenyan High Commissioner Florence Imisa Weche, Singapore High Commissioner S Chandra Das and Seychelles High Commissioner Philippe Le Gail. President Sirisena,…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the policy of the current government is to strengthen the State Sector as well as Private Sector in every field. The President was speaking at the opening ceremony of new building of Dialog Axiata PLC, in Union Place, Colombo 10 today (July 07). He also inaugurated the operations of new office…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said as the Head of State he expects the Maha Sangha to take the lead in building a disciplined society rich in moral values. He made these observations at the ceremony to present the Scroll to the newly elected Mahanayaka of the Asgiriya chapter, Most Venerable Galagama Sri Aththadassi Thero at the…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that he will overcome any challenge for the sake of the country and its people. He further said that he assumed duties as the President to meet all those challenges and, he has the strength and the ability to face these challenges. He made these observations addressing school children at the Rivisada Central College in Mawanella,…

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Retiring Sri Lankan Consul Dr Thomas Cheung called on President Maithripala Sirisena today (June 29) at the Presidential Secretariat to bid farewell. President thanks Dr Cheung for the services rendered during his 29 year long tenure as Sri Lanka Consul in Hong Kong. He made a special mention about assisting a housing project in Kolonnawa…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the Government expects to increase per capita income to 6000 American Dollars, within next five years. He said a comprehensive development will be formed in every field including investments and industries on this regard. The President was speaking at the occasion to deliver the benefits of Consolidated Gem Mining Projects of…

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The President stated he would take action to implement a program, enabling the officers leaving Navy to join government service on their interest. He pointed out these officers are in an age 40 or 45 which they can serve the country effectively with their knowledge and intelligence after ending a service of 20 or 22…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said there will be no compromise regarding the country’s national security and territorial integrity, since it is above all other things. He said that all are duty bound to protect and safeguard the motherland. That is nothing new to Sri Lankans as we all are prepared to protect the motherland when needed….

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Former President of India Abdul Kalam praised President Maithripala Sirisena and the present government for the strategies for increasing domestic food production, elimination of drug menace and environment protection. He made these observations when he met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today (26). Former Indian President was warmly welcomed by the President…

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President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized the need for proper programme for solid waste which is a major threat to the environment. He pointed out that every state and private institution should fulfill their duties correctly on this issue. The President made these remarks yesterday (June 25) at the Progress Review Meeting of the Ministry of Mahaweli…

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Politicians should not waste public money for the banners and cutouts for their election campaigns. They should spend that money for the welfare of the people instead, said President Maithripala Sirisena. He pointed out that the politicians of the former governments used the money of state organizations to promote their personalities. They spent thousand billions…

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France is very eager to strengthen bilateral relations and economic cooperation with Sri Lanka in several areas such as trade, investment, tourism, fisheries, water purification, environment protection and curtailing drug smuggling. French Ambassador Jean-Marin Schuh said this when he called on President Maithripala Sirisena today (June24) at the President’s Office. The Ambassador said the number…

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President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed all the Secretaries to the Ministries to implement a National programme to increase national food production, to eradicate the drug menace and to protect the environment. He made these observations during a meeting with all the Secretaries to the Ministries at the Presidential Secretariat today (23). At this time, the…

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President Maithripala Sirisena says development projects should be planned while ensuring the protection of the environment and wildlife. The President made these remarks at a meeting to review the progress of the Polonnaruwa District Development Committee, held yesterday (June 23) at the President’s Office. The discussions focused on the future development activities that should be…

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President Maithripala Sirisena condemned the terrorist attack on Afghanistan Parliament. Describing it as a heinous act of terrorism, he said reiterated the collective need to defeat terrorism and other threats to democracy. Full statement of the President: “I condemn the attack on the Parliament of Afghanistan, a fellow democracy in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation  (SAARC)…

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Though most people forget election promises after their electoral victory I will fulfill every promise I have given on freedom, fairness and social justice, said President Maithripala Sirisena. He pointed out that no state leader paid proper attention on ensuring social justice after their election even if they had given priority for physical development. By…

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The unveiling of the pinnacle of the newly constructed stupa at the historic Muhudu Maha Viharaya in Pothuvil in the East was held under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena today (June 20). The President met the President of All-island Amarapura Maha Sanga Sabha, chief prelate of the Sri Kalyanawansa Chapter Most Venerable Dodampahala…

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The new government has paid special attention to develop facilities at temples in rural areas and to provide more facilities for Bhikkhus in those areas, said President Maithripala Sirisena. He made these observations participating at the felicitation ceremony at the Sri Gunananda Buddhist Centre in Neluwa Today (19). The ceremony was organized to felicitate the…

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President Maithripala Sirisena said the government would extend every possible assistance to the elected people’s representatives who work for the people, irrespective of their party politics. The President made this promise at Neluwa, where he handed over a newly constructed school auditorium to the students. The remote places in areas such as Neluwa and Galle…

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President Maithripala Sirisena declared open a new three-storied building complex at the Neluwa Divisional Secretariat today (19). The three-storied building complex, built at a cost of 500 Lakhs aiming to provide better facilities for the People in the area. The new building complex is equipped with modern facilities. The President after unveiling the plaque at…

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President Maithripala Sirisena assured that his government will take every possible measure to eradicate the drugs menace in the country to build a better society. The President further said that the rules and regulations related to alcohol and illicit drugs will be strictly imposed and a comprehensive programme will be implemented to protect school children…

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Rakitha Malewana, a student from Nalanda College in Colombo, who developed a new method to cure HIV/AIDS, called on President Maithripala Sirisena today (18) at the President’s Official Residence. President Sirisena congratulated the students who brightened the name of Motherland by discovering this new medicine. He also wished for his future endeavours and pledged to…

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Newly constructed Galle Face Roundabout was declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (17). The new Galle Face Roundabout near the Presidential Secretariat comprises of a fountain and an illuminating system. This is an important location as few famous five star hotels in Sri Lanka are situated in the vicinity and a large number of…

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Ambassador of Saudi Arabia Abdul Azis Al Jammaz, who completed a seven-year long tenure in Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on President Maithripala Sirisena to bid farewell today (June 17) at the Presidential Secretariat.

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President Maithripala Sirisena distributed financial payments as compensation to the families of persons who died or suffered disabilities in accidents in the gem mines belonged to the Gem and Jewellery Authority at a function held at the Presidential Secretariat today (June 17). President handed over the cash cheques as compensation payment for the families of…

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Air Marshal Gagan Bulathsinhala who assumed duties as the 15th Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today (17). Air Marshal Gagan Bulathsinhala met the President to inform that he assumed duties as the Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force. Commander of the Sri Lanka…

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The unveiling of the pinnacle of the newly constructed Stupa at the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University was held under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (16). The foundation stone of this Stupa was laid in 2014 by Most Ven. Professor Bellanwila Wimalarathene Thero. The General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University patronized…

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