Month: June 2016

President  joins in  “Stop Torture” Walk

President Maithripala Sirisena joined the Walk organized by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka under the theme “Stop Torture”, today (30). The walk began at  the  office of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka in Borella. Commissioners of the Human Rights Commission, Minister of Law and Order Sagala Ratnayake, Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission,…

President makes an observation visit to Central Bank

President Maithripala Sirisena made a special observation visit to the Central Bank today (June 29). He exchanged ideas on the current economic situation and the future economic plans, with the staff of the Central Bank. The President said that his objective is to take free ideas from the economic specialists, scholars and all parties in…

President directs ban all varieties of pesticides

President Maithripala Sirisena directed the Registrar of Pesticides and other relevant officials to ban the importation, marketing and using of all varieties of pesticides. The government, under the directive of the President has implemented large number of programs to make the people in the country a healthy nation by providing them toxin free food. The…

President condemns Turkey terrorist attack

President Maithripala Sirisena expressed his condolence over the terrorist attack at the Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, killing 41 innocent civilians and injuring many others. In his condolence message sent to President of Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan he vehemently condemned the terrorist attack. “I wish to reiterate my earnest belief that there should be collective international…

President hosts Ifthar ceremony

The national Ifthar ceremony in which the Islamic devotees end the daily Ramazan fast was held today (June 28), at the President’s House, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The blessings were bestowed for the peace, harmony and national reconciliation in the country at this ceremony in which a large number of Islamic devotees…

Officers should totally commit themselves to environmental conservation

President Maithripala Sirisena stressed that it is the responsibility of all the officers to fulfill their responsibilities and duties appropriately while taking part in the Government’s initiatives to protect the environment for the future generations. He made these remarks addressing the 17th Annual Conference of the Regional Environment Officers Association of Central Environmental Authority at…

Felicitation scroll presented to President by students of  Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya

A felicitation scroll was presented to President Maithripala Sirisena by the students from the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya in parallel to the national drug prevention programme, at the President’s Official Residence, today (27). The President of the school’s Amadyapa Sangamaya, Taniya Kavindi handed over this scroll to the President. The students from the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya…

Anti-Drug programme under patronage of President

An Anti-Drug programme organized by the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board under the theme, ‘A Drug Free Country; A Brighter Future’ in parallel to the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which falls on June 26, held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute. A commemorative stamp…

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