Month: August 2015

‘Everyone must fulfill responsibilities & duties  in a perfectly satisfactory manner to eradicate drug menace from country’ – President

President Maithripala Sirisena has stated that all the ministries and institutions must commit themselves to fulfill the responsibilities and duties  bestow upon them in a perfectly satisfactory manner when engaged in the programs implemented by the Government to eradicate the drug menace from the country. He made these observations participating in a special discussion with…

Drug prevention – Swimming Up-Stream

By Samanmalie Karunanayake ‘Drug prevention’ is not a strange term to us. We have plenty of experience about concepts and programs on drug prevention since many a decade.Even though we have such experience, we are still experiencing harmful effects of drug abuse. If the projects and programs on drug prevention which had been carried out…

President worships sacred tooth relic  

President Maithripala Sirisena who visited the Kandy City yesterday (August 30) to view the Esala Perahera, paid homage to the Temple of the Tooth relic and received blessings. Thereafter the President visited Malwathu Maha Viharaya and called on the Maha Nayaka of the Malwatta Chapter Most Ven. Tibbotuwawe Sri Sumangala Nayaka Thero. The Maha Nayaka…

The Sadaham Yathra program for Nikini Poya Day was held today (Aug. 29) at Historical Uposhatharamaya Temple in Karaliyedda, Teldeniya with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena. The President who arrived in the temple this morning engaged in religious activities. Thereafter, he met the Chief Incumbent of the temple Ven. Ketakumbure Dhammarama Thero and offered…

‘We should take our historical expertise in construction industry to international level’  -President

  President Maithripala Sirisena says even though today’s construction industry has been completely enriched with modern technology, when we utilize that knowledge in the local field of construction, we should combine it the expertise we developed in ancient times. The President further said that what we learn from historical chronicles about great creations like Lovamahapaya…

Gazette for 1st session of Eighth Parliament issued

  A special gazette has been released announcing that the first session of the eighth Parliament will be operative in Parliament from 9.30 a.m. on September 01. The Announcement has been made by the Secretary to the President p. B. Abeykoon, under the directive of President Maithripala Sirisena. This gazette has been issued under the…

New cabinet of ministers, next week

The swearing-in of the new Cabinet of the national government will take place in the latter part of next week. The SLFP Central Committee will meet in Colombo today under the patronage of President Sirisena. The SLFP Central Committee will extensively discuss the formation of a national government though the party has already agreed to…