Month: March 2016

Message of Easter is that human being can reach great heights through selfless sacrifice & compassion – President

“The Message of Easter is that the human being can reach great heights through selfless sacrifice and compassion for the fellow beings”, says President Maithripala Sirisena. Issuing a message for Easter he added that together with the Jesus Christ the ideals of truth and justice were also arisen on the day of Easter, defeating selfishness,…

‘Schools should take lead in creating a disciplinary future generation’  -President emphasized

President Maithripala Sirisena says the schools should take the lead in creating a disciplined future generation in an environment where the lives of mothers and children value in financial terms and people who do cruel things to animals exists in the society. He made these remarks participating in the annual prize giving ceremony of St.…

‘We should produce a more skilled & productive workforce’ – President

The younger generation of the country should be educated as a more skilled and highly productive workforce to cope with the present day demands, said President Maithripala Sirisena. He made these remarks speaking at the progress review meeting on National Business Management Institute at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (23). We should rebuild some training centers…

A book titled ‘Tunkal Dutu Paranavitana’ launched

A book on eminent archaeologist Prof Senarath Paranavitana titled ‘Tunkal Dutu Paranavitana’ (Paranavitana who saw past, present and future) was launched under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena in a ceremony held at the Mahaweli Center, yesterday (23). The book was written by a former Assistant Director of the Department of Archaeology, Mr. Sirisaman Wijethunga. During…

“Mini Kirula” scholarships program held under patronage of President

President Maithripala Sirisena awarded scholarships to 100 students who have qualified to enter the University from the Ratnapura District under the “Mini Kirula” Scholarships program held at the provincial council auditorium, New town, Rathnapura on March 22. The Scholarship felicitation ceremony was organized by the Sri Lanka Gem Traders Association and the Gem Miners Association.…

President participates in Sadaham Yathra

The Dhamma Sermon for Medin Full Moon Poya Day of the series of ‘Sadaham Yathra Damma Sermon was held at the Vijayaba Piriven Temple in Ambagamuwa, Nuwara Eliya was held today (March 22) with participation of President Maithripala Sirisena. The Damma Sermon was delivered by the Chief Incumbent of Rajamaha Viharaya in Mathurava, Director of…

I gave example of giving up powers as a minister too – President

President Maithripala Sirisena said he gave up powers voluntarily as a minister, years before shedding Presidential powers under the19th Amendment as the President. He recalled that he devolved his powers as Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Health to Provincial Councils in writing. Addressing the 32nd Conference of the Chif Ministers in Hikkaduwa, the President…

President presides over ‘Bharat Natyam Arangethram’

President Maithripala Sirisena was the chief guest at the Bharat Natyam Arangethram of the daughters of the State Minister of Child Affairs, Vijayakala Maeshwaran, which was held yesterday (March 20) at the Kadiration Hall in Bambalapitiya. Miss Bhawatharani Maheshwaran and Bhavithra Maheshwaran demonstrated their dancing skills at this show. They presented a souvenir to President…

Hand of friendship for the underprivileged

by Samanmalie Karunanayake Envoys of thirty three (33) countries made an interesting tour to several areas in Sri Lanka recently where they would never have thought of travelling for their career purposes. Going beyond the traditional frames of the role of official ambassadors and high commissioners, they ventured out from their air-conditioned offices and toured…

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