Month: October 2015

Govt to protect rights of free education for every child – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the aim of the new government is to end disparity in education and protect the rights of free education for every child. The President was addressing the prize giving ceremony of Samudradavi Balika Vidyalaya, Nugegoda today (Oct. 28). The President emphasized that the government is working with special attention on increasing…

President Maithripala Sirisena said that we must commit ourselves to preserve the nation’s heritage for future generations, in the same way so that they too can talk about their heritage proudly as we do today. The President added that adding we should teach our children to conquer the modern world while preserving our culture and…

President calls for unconditional cooperation in urgent disaster response

Sri Lanka expressed deed condolence on the tragic loss of life and destruction of property caused by the devastating earthquake in the Hindukush region of Afghanistan on Monday which also affected parts of India and Pakistan. President Maithripala Sirisena, in his twitter account on Monday (Oct. 26) stated that the tragedy in Pakistan and Afghanistan…

Priyasad Depp sworn in as Acting Chief Justice

Supreme Court Judge, Priyasad Depp was sworn in as Acting Chief Justice before President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (Oct. 27). High Court Judge Sriyani de Livera Tennakoon was also sworn in as an Appeal Court Judge. President’s Secretary P. B. Abeykoon was present on the occasion.

‘We  must commit ourselves to  preserve the nation’s heritage for future generations’ – President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that we  must commit ourselves to  preserve the nation’s heritage for future generations,  in the same way so that they too can talk about their heritage proudly as we do today. The President added  that adding we should teach our children to conquer the modern  world while preserving our culture and …

Government is bound to protect dignity and pride of defence forces while facing international allegations – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the government is bound to protect the dignity and pride of the defence sector including our tri-forces while confronting the alleged human rights violations purported to have happened during the last phase of the war. He added he would never let the security sector including tri-forces to be weakened in any…

Presidential Task Force for child protection – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says he would appoint a special Presidential Task Force for the protection of children of the nation. “As a comprehensive social discourse has been raised on the safety and protection of children, the Presidential Task Force will be implemented by engaging it directly. The President made these remarks at the opening ceremony…

President joins walk of child protection

A walk organized under the national program “Daruvan Pana MenSurakimu (Protect Children with Our Lives) commenced this morning (Oct. 25), with participation of President Maithripala Sirisena. This has been organized by Sri Lanka RupavahiniCorporation (SLRC) for the betterment of the children of the nation. The program aims at protecting the rights of children, creating a…

President at UN’s 70th anniversary commemoration ceremony

President commend continuous support & commitment of UN for SL UN’s fullest support for peace, reconciliation & development of SL President Maithripala Sirisena attended in the UN’s 70th anniversary commemoration ceremony held at the UN office in Colombo, today (24). The President was warmly welcomed by the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident…

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