Month: April 2016

New Inspector General of Police called on President

Senior DIG Pujith Jayasundara who assumed duties as the 34th Inspector General of Police (IGP) called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence today (29). Senior DIG Pujith Jayasundara met the President to formally inform that he assumed duties as the Inspector General of Police. During the meeting the President expressed his best…

Sri Lanka, Cuba and El Salvador for trilateral cooperation to curb CKDu

President Maithripala Sirisena discussed with medical experts from Cuba and El Salvador regarding launching of a trilateral cooperation for eradication of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology (CKDu). This discussion was held at the President’s official residence at Mahagama Sekera Mawatha in Colombo today (April 29). President Sirisena said the excessive use of chemical fertilizer…

Reconstruction work of Historical Polonnaruwa Unagala Vehera commenced under patronage of President

The reconstruction work of the Historical Polonnaruwa Unagala Vehera was commenced under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, yesterday (28). The construction works are being carried out under the Project for Developent of Religious Places in the Polonnaruwa district in parallel to the “Pibidemu Polonnaruwa (Awakening of Polonnaruwa)” District Development Project. The President participated in…

11 new SLFP district and electorate organizers appointed

President Maithripala Sirisena handed over letters of appointments to eleven new electorate and district organizers of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) at the Presidential Secretariat today (April 28). Mr Pradeep Jayewardene, grand son of former President J R Jayewardene has been appointed SLFP Gampaha district organizer. Earlier senior politician C B Ratnayake’s brother M…

President offers awards to medical laboratory doctors

President Maithripala Sirisena presided over a ceremony to present honorary awards to the senior medical laboratory doctors of the Sri Lanka Society for Medical Laboratory Science, held yesterday (April 27) at the Hotel Mount Lavinia. This awarding ceremony was organized under the theme, ‘ Improving health literacy and quality of life through Medical Laboratory Science’,…

UPFA allies to join May Day Rally in Galle

Douglas, Thondaman, Prabha Ganeshan & Athaulla among them The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) have expressed their willingness to join the UPFA May Day Rally. Mr. Douglas Dewananda from Elam People’s Democratic Party, Mr. Arumugam Thondaman from Ceylon workers Congress and Mr. Prabha Ganeshan from Democratic People’s Front…

My top priority is to ensure that there will be no place for rotten corrupt regimes in future – President

President Maithripala Sirisena said the top most priority of the government is to create legal, constitutional and political conditions in Sri Lanka to ensure that corrupt, rotten, autocratic regimes will not come to power in the future.  Such undemocratic regimes of family nepotism was a curse on the nation and the way the state resources…

Sweden pledges full support to Sri Lanka to get GSP+ back

Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom has pledged to provide the Government of Sweden’s every possible assistance to Sri Lanka to regain the GSP+ facility. She made these remarks when she met with the President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (25). She is on an official visit to Sri Lanka. During the meeting, Sweden’s…

Unprecedented international recognition

G-7 invite, EU lifting of fish import ban and possible GSP plus MEN & EVENTS by Sugeeswara Senadhira Sri Lanka has received an invitation to attend the G7 Summit for the first time when the Ise-Shima Summit of the world’s richest, economically powerful and most influential seven held next month. The lone Asian power in…

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