Month: September 2016

President emphasized the need for comprehensive all island speedy plans to solve drinking water related issues

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized the necessity of  implementing  a comprehensive programme covering all the drought victims when executing swift measures for the shortage ofdrinking water due to dry weather conditions prevailed in the country. The President gave these instructions during a special meeting held today (30) at the Presidential Secretariat , to discuss the ways…

Sri Lanka – China bilateral ties will be further strengthened – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the present Government is committed to further strengthen the long-standing historic friendship between Sri Lanka and China. He made these remarks addressing a gathering in a ceremony held at the BMICH, yesterday (29) to mark the 67th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China and the 35th anniversary of the Sri…

President opens Suhurupaya

President Maithripala Sirisena says the government will take actions to strengthen the laws and regulations on the immigration and emigration and the registration of persons. He said action will be taken to establish new laws and regulations on that regard, if there is a requirement. He pointed out that the issue on the immigrants has…

Right to information should be opened to every sector – President

“Right to information should be opened to applied sector of Sri Lanka, as a country which nurtures and protects democracy, freedom and human rights”, says President Maithripala Sirisena. The President was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the international conference held yesterday (Sep. 28) at the Hilton JAIC to mark International Right to Know Day.…

President Maithripala Sirisena said that the world leaders have commended Sri Lanka on the achievements of the last 18 months and that is a great incentive, encouragement and a blessing for Sri Lanka. He said this while briefing media on his discussions with several Heads of State and other leaders at the Loews Regency Hotel…

Ban Ki-moon commend President’s commitment to good governance & reconciliation

The U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highly appreciated President Maithripala Sirisena’s total commitment to good governance and reconciliation. He made these remarks when he met with President Maithripala Sirisena in New York,  on September 22. The Secretary-General took his opportunity to convey his gratitude to the Government of Sri Lanka and the President for the warm…

Address  by   His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena  President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka        General Debate of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly  New York, 21 September 2016   

English Translation         Good Evening   Blessings of the Triple Gem to all of you   Ayubovan   Vanakkam   As-salamu alaykum   It is an extremely happy occasion for me to participate in this 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly, as the President of Sri Lanka.   During the…

John Kerry re-assures fullest support to Sri Lanka

US Secretary of State John Kerry says the government of the United States highly appreciates and admires the direction of the new government of Sri Lanka, and extended every possible assistance towards the country. He said so when he called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the sidelines of the UNGA, being held in UN Head…