Month: November 2015

President arrives in Malta

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Malta this morning (Nov. 26) to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) – 2015, to be held at Fort St. Angelo in Birgu from November 27-29. He was accompanied by Madam Jayanthi Sirisena and several officials. President Sirisena, who is the current Chair-in-Office in the Commonwealth, was received…

Commonwealth SG hails President Sirisena

Sugeeswara Senadhira in Valetta, Malta “The Chair in Office President Maithripala Sirisena did a wonderful job to promote Commonwealth ideals,” said the Secretary General of Commonwealth Secretariat, Dr Kamlesh Sharma. He said this after a joint press conference with Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat at the CHOGM Media Center in Valetta. Speaking to this correspondent,…

President leaves for Malta

President Maithripala Sirisena left for Malta this morning (Nov. 26) to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) – 2015, to be held at Fort St. Angelo in Birgu from November 27-29. Ministers, Mangala Samaraweera and Sagala Ratnayake have already arrived in Valetta, Malta to participate in CHOGM Foreign Ministers Meeting and Economic Forum…

Malta CHOGM two main stars

By Sugeeswara Senadhira in Malta Tiny population of below 400,000 Maltese and the large contingent of delegates and media from 53 Commonwealth countries await the arrival of two main stars of the Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting (CHOGM) 2015 staring in two day’s time. One is Queen Elizabeth II who will open the Meeing. The…

Those Who Accomplished the Revolution Can Defeat Counter-Revolution – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says persons who accomplished the revolution can defeat the counter-revolution. “We should make an attempt on what we should do at present and for what we do for the future by not forgetting the memories of November Revolution”, he added. The President made these remarks at the launching ceremony of the book…

President appoints special Project Directors

President Maithripala Sirisena appointed three Directors for special projects and a special project officer today (Nov. 25) at the Presidential Secretariat. Accordingly, Mr. Jagath Pushpakumara received his appointment as the Uva Province Project Director while Mr. Erick Prasanna Weerawardena was appointed as the Project Director of Central Province. Mr. Shantha Bandara received the appointment as…

Govt to End Competitive School Admissions – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the aim of the new government is to end the competition for school admissions of children soon. He said the new government’s objective is to develop human and physical resources by providing similar privileges and facilities to all the schools. He added the government has allocated a huge amount of funds…

We appreciate govt’s commitment to reconciliation – US Envoy to UN, Samantha Power

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power commended the commitment of the Sri Lankan government for a sustainable reconciliation during past ten months. She made these remarks when she called on President Maithripala Sirisena today (Nov. 23) at the Presidential Secretariat. Ms. Power said the new government is performing in more trustworthy and…

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