Month: January 2016

Ancient monuments display pride of place of ancient Sri Lanka to the world – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says restoration and protection of ancient monuments is essential as it showcases Sri Lanka’s rich and unique culture, social advancement and economic progress even during ancient times. He said so while opening the 1500 years old Sandagiriseya, one of the oldest stupas of Sri Lanka for the worship of Sri Lankan and…

Western Province Megapolis Development Plan launched

The launching ceremony of the Western Province Megapolis Development Plan was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, today (Jan. 29) at the Independence Square. According to this development plan, the entire Western Province, which includes the districts of Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara, will be developed as a mega town, based on the Colombo…

Special Intelligence Unit to raid illegal drugs

President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to relevant officials to establish a Special Intelligence Unit to raid illegal drugs. Even though the officials raided illegal drugs at number of times and confiscated huge stocks, the statistics show us that the consumption of illegal drugs like heroin has not reduced, the President said. He has also…

President congratulates GCE A/L top scorers

President Maithripala Sirisena extended his warm congratulations to the students who excelled at the GCE A/L – 2015. The students who won first, second and third places in biology, physics, commerce, arts, engineering technology, bio system technology and common subject stream of AL – 2015, met the President today (Jan. 27) at the Presidential Secretariat.…

President participates in 31st anniversary of Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital

The 31st Anniversary celebrations of the Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital held under the patronage of President Maithripla Sirisena, today (27). President Sirisena was warmly received by the hospital staff, including the hospital Director when he arrived at the hospital premises. “The availability of healthcare facilities in a country indicates the development of a country,” the…

President joins Physical Health promotion programme

President Maithripala Sirisena joined in a Physical Health promotion programme held at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya in Colombo, today (26). The event was organized to mark the Sports and Physical Health promotion week from 25 to 30 of this month. The programme was organized by the Ministry of Sports under the guidance and advices of…

I am fully committed to safeguard national security  “We all have same blood” – President

“Whatever abuses, insults and allegations directed to me, I am dedicated to make a similar commitment like the valiant war heroes who made sacrifices to bring about an ever lasting peace in the country”, says President Maithripala Sirisena. “Some narrow-minded political extremists are accusing me stating that I am trying to break the country into…