Month: July 2016

If the former leaders governed properly, there won’t be a need for long marches – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says if the former leaders performed their duties and governed properly, there would not be a need for them to undertake long marches for political purposes, hurting their feet. The President said so at a ceremony held at the auditorium of Mawanella Provincial Council today (July 29) to distribute computers to fifty…

Our education and health sectors gained high international recognition – President

The annual prize giving ceremony of the St. Paul’s Girls School in Milagiriya held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena on July 28. The President presented certificates to those pupils who showed their outstanding performance in the field of education and teachers were felicitated at this event for rendering a yeoman service to the…

Govt. will not take any decision which will endanger Maha Sangha or Buddhism- President

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that the statement spread by some people that the Government is formulating a new constitution removing the paragraph given to Buddhism of the existing constitution is a totally false propaganda. He also said that the Government will not take any decision which will endanger or harm the Maha Sangha or Buddhism.…

The Government of Japan has expressed willingness to introduce the concept of My Number system in Japan, which increases the efficiency of the Japanese people’s day-to-day life, to Sri Lanka. This was revealed when the visiting Senior Japanese Parliamentary member, Fukuda Sensai held discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence. Under the…

Stern actions to prevent illicit drug sales near schools – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says special attention has been drawn towards the prevention of selling illicit drugs near schools targeting the school children under the national drug prevention programme. The President also emphasized that the laws will be strictly enforced against those who involved in drug smuggling to protect our future generation. He made these remarks…

President opens Mangrove Museum

President Maithripala Sirisena declared open the Mangrove Museum established in Pabbala, Chilaw and launched the Sri Lanka Mangrove Conservation Program today (26) marking the World Mangrove Day. In 2015, the Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment and Seacology institute in the U.S. together with the Small Fishers Federation entered into an agreement to protect the…

Moragahakanda-Kalu Ganga Project will boost up economy of farmer community – President

President Maithripala Sirisena said the implementation of the Moragahakanda-Kalu Ganga Irrigation Development Project is not only a fulfillment of a long awaited aspiration of the farmers but also a personal dream come true for him. He made these remarks during the national ceremony to enshrine treasures to build the main dam of the Moragahakanda-Kalu Ganga…

I have no other foreign links other than adhering to the Bandaranaike foreign policy – President

“I am performing according to the foreign policies of the political philosophy of S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, and I have no other external links with any country in world” President Maithripala Sirisena said. “Even when the government is winning over the international community, some groups complain that I am betraying the country. I am…

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