Month: March 2016

President instructs Police & Security forces to control underworld gangs

President Maithripala Sirisena has given strict instructions to the police and security forces to take effective actions under a joint plan to control the underworld gangs which are raising their heads recently in the country. He made these remarks participating in the annual prize giving ceremony of the Sucharitha Dhamma School, Narahenpita, today (06). The…

PRECIFAC & its Secretary’s initial appointment is for one year – Secretary to the President clarifies

Secretary to the President P. B. Abeykoon issued the following clarification regarding not extending the service of the Secretary to the Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC). The PRECIFAC was appointed for a period of one year. Parallel to…

Leslie Devendra; Presidential Director General for trade union activities

President Maithripala Sirisena appointed Mr. Leslie Devendra, General Secretary, Sri Lanka Nidahas  Sevaka  Sangamaya as the Presidential Director General for trade union activities . He received his appointment letter from the President at the Presidential Secretariat. He is one of the senior active trade union leaders in the country and he was appointed to this…

John Amaratunga sworn in as Minister of Lands

Minister John Amaratunga sworn in as the Minister of Lands before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (02). He will hold this portfolio in addition to his  portfolio as the Minister of Tourism and Christian Affairs. He was appointed to fill the position left vacant after the demise of the former Minister of…

Strict actions to prevent fraud & corruption in transport sector – President

“Actions against illegal taxes” President Maithripala Sirisena directed the chairmen of Provincial Road Passenger Transport Authorities to initiate a proper program to prevent charging illegal taxes from bus owners and the drivers. The President who stated that the new government is paying special attention on these corrupt practices for quite a long time and emphasized…

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