Month: March 2016

President consults scholars & intellectuals on economic plans

A special meeting to get ideas, proposals and suggestions from economists, scholars and public officials for formulation of future economic plans to build a contented and peaceful society and an exemplary nation with high income by achieving sustainable development by 2030, was held yesterday (March 31) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The discussion…

President presides over Mahaweli Progress Review Meeting

President Maithripala Sirisena presided over the progress review meeting of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, held yesterday (March 31) at the auditorium of the Ministry. During this discussion, the attention was paid on the need for expediting issue of land deeds or licenses for the residents in Mahaweli Zones, providing the permanent deeds…

‘Responsibility on financial discipline & management shown practically’ – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says he has fulfilled his duties and responsibilities in an appropriate manner during the last one year period as the President when it comes to financial discipline and management of this country. “At present, I have taken steps to cut down the expenditures of the Presidential Secretariat by 60%,” the President said,…

North-South media solidarity 

The best carriers of the ‘message of reconciliation’ decided to join hands to mobilize resources for the noble national campaign. When a large group of media personnel embarked on Yal Devi on ‘A mission to show solidarity with the journalists of the North,’ Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilaka and his deputy,…

‘Officials who execute their duties in a proper way will never have to face investigations’ – President

“Today, some persons in the public service are refraining from signing for documents due to a fear that they will have to face investigations against the financial crimes”, says President Maithripala Sirisena. “But the officials who execute their duties in a proper manner will never have to face such investigations”, he added. The President stated…

Objective of the new government is to convert the Police service into a people-friendly service – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the objective of the new government is to convert the Police service into a real people-friendly service. He was speaking at the concluding ceremony of the program of the first large scale integrated police mobile service carried out by the Presidential Secretariat, Ministry of Law and Order and the Department of…