Month: February 2016

Maximum price; Rs. 2500 for Kg 50 fertilizer pack, Import tax for potatoes & big onions hike from midnight

President Maithripala Sirisena instructs to fix the maximum price, Rs. 2500 for a pack of kg 50 fertilizer in any brand which is given to the farmers. He also instructed increase in the import tax for potatoes and big onions, with effect from midnight today. The President gave these instructions at a special meeting held…

President appoints new SLFP organizers to electorates & districts

President Maithripala Sirisena appointed new Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) organizers to electorates & districts, today (29). The event took place at the President’s Official Residence and Secretary to the President, P.B. Abeykoon and the General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, Duminda Dissanayake were present on the occasion. Following are the appointments made…

President felicitates “Adhikarana Sanghanayake in Germany”

President Maithripala Sirisena felicitated Ven Dr. Rathmale Punnarathana Thero, Chief Incumbent of Sri Lanka Maha Viharaya in Germany, who was conferred with the title “Adhikarana Sanghanayake in Germany” by the Malwathu Mahavihara chapter, at the Methisripaya auditorium of the Rajarata College in Higurakgoda yesterday (28). The President presented the Scroll to new Maha Nayaka Thera…

Govt will end disparity in sharing benefits of development – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the people in some area did not receive the benefits of the development due to some policies followed by the previous government. “The current government pays a prominent attention take the under developed areas towards development by ending the dissimilarities in sharing of the benefits of the development occurred throughout a…

I will fulfill the highest responsibility to provide fertilizer subsidy to farmers – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says he would personally be dedicated to fulfill the highest responsibility in providing the fertilizer subsidy for the farming community. The President was addressing a special meeting held with relevant Ministers and the Members of Parliament as well as the representatives of the unions of the farmers at the District Secretariat in…

Govt aim is to provide equal education to all students – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the aim of the Government is to provide equal opportunities and benefits for all children in the field of education under a common policy which eliminates differences. He made these remarks participating in a ceremony to declare open the education and trade exhibition organized in parallel to the commemoration ceremony of…

Annual Prize giving of Defence Services College held under patronage of President

The Annual Prize giving ceremony of the Defence Services College,Colombo, for the year of 2013/2014 was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, today (26). The students of the Defence Services College warmly welcome the President when he arrived at the venue. The President presented awards to the students who showed outstanding performance in…

Two new envoys present credentials

An Ambassador and a High Commissioner presented credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (Feb. 26). They were: E. Bryce David Hutchesson – High Commissioner for Australia E. Elizabeth Sophie Mazella di Bosco Balsa – Ambassador of Federative Republic of Brazil Secretary to the President  P. B. Abeykoon and Deputy Minister of…