Month: November 2015

President says developed countries need very deep cuts in global emissions

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized the need to have deep cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions by the developed countries considering the historical responsibility. He said that we need to embrace the principle of common but different responsibilities and respective capabilities in order to keep the temperature increase below two degrees Celsius in this century. Addressing…

President Sirisena among top world leaders at Paris Summit

President Maithripala Sirisena was received this morning at the Le Bourget International Conference Hall by President Francois Hollande and United Nations Secretary General Ban ki Moon when he arrived to attend the United Nations Conference on Climate Change – 2015,in Paris, France today (Nov 30).. The Conference commenced with the opening announcement of President Hollande…

President arrives in France

President Maithripala Sirisena who left for France to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference, arrived in Charles de Gaulle Airport in France today (Nov. 29). The President was warmly welcomed by the Sri Lankan Ambassador in France and the relevant officials at the airport. The leaders of the member countries

President holds fruitful talks with Premiers of Australia and Canada

by Sugeeswara Senadhira in Malta           President Maithripala Sirisena met Prime Ministers of Canada and Australia on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta today (November 28). President Sirisena congratulated Justin Trudeau and Malcolm Turnbull for their electoral victories in Canada and Australia respectively. During his meeting…

Praising President’s initiatives, UK PM Cameron offers more assistance to Sri Lanka

British Prime Minister David Cameron expressed deep appreciation for the steps taken by President Maithripala Sirisena in the last 10 months to strengthen democratic values, human rights and reconciliation. He said Britain is ready to provide additional assistance to Sri Lanka to carry forward these tasks. President Sirisena and PM Cameron held a bilateral discussion…

Common values are important and not the power of wealth – President Sirisena tells Commonwealth

President expresses satisfaction over achievements as Chair in Office of Commonwealth President Maithripala Sirisena said he is fully satisfied with the accomplishment of goals set at the last CHOGM in Colombo during the period of last two years when Sri Lanka was the Chair in Office of the Commonwealth. Addressing the Commonwealth Heads of Government…

Sri Lankan initiative yield results at CHOGM

Sri Lanka, together with Malta, Muritious and India launched a new Commonwealth Small States.Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera and his three counterparts of Malta, Mauritius and India inked the agreement for Trade Finance Facility during the Foreign Ministers Session of CHOGM in Valetta, the capital city of Malta on November 26. Addressing media, Finance…

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