Month: December 2016

President presents deeds to houses constructed by Seva Vanitha Unit of Department of Civil Security

A special ceremony was organized to present the deeds for 219 houses to Civil Defence Force personnel, constructed by the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Department of Civil Security, under the sixth phase of its housing programme, was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH, today (23). In addition to the…

Ban Ki-moon telephones President

Mr. Ban Ki-moon who is the outgoing Secretary General of the United Nations’ Organization telephoned President Maithripala Sirisena today (Dec. 22). He commended the progress achieved in social, economic, political and all sectors in Sri Lanka, under the leadership of President Sirisena. He also stated that Sri Lanka’s commitment for the reconciliation is praiseworthy. The…

State Christmas Festival 2016 held under patronage of President

The State Christmas Festival 2016 was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the  St. Mary’s Church, Negombo, today (22). The festival was held under the theme “Kithu Upathin Navumvana Minisathbavata Ida Demu” and it was comprised with many colourful events including carols. The State Christmas Festival was organized under the guidance of…

President emphasizes need of a joint programme to protect archaeological sites

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized the need of a joint programme to protect the historical places with great archaeological value. He made these remarks during a discussion regarding protecting historic places with archaeological values held at the President’s Official Residence, today (22). During the meeting it was discussed in detail to implement a accelerated programme to…

President emphasizes need of a joint programme to protect archaeological sites

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized the need of a joint programme to protect the historical places with great archaeological value. He made these remarks during a discussion regarding protecting historic places with archaeological values held at the President’s Official Residence, today (22). During the meeting it was discussed in detail to implement a accelerated programme to…

Govt committed to build a better country for future generations – President

“The highest responsibility of us is to safeguard the future of the nation and to build the future generation as a strong one. The current government is committed to act on this regard”, says President Maithripala Sirisena. The President was speaking at the Literary and Cultural festival of Samurdhi Children Societies, held today (Dec. 21) at the BMICH. This…

President at the launching of ‘Sahithya Kalaa Theeru Lipi Kihipayak’ by Gamini Sumanasekara

The launching ceremony of the book “Sahithya Kalaa Theeru Lipi Kihipayak (Columns on literature and art)”, written by veteran journalist Gamini Sumanasekara, was held yesterday (Dec. 21) at the Mahaweli Center in Colombo under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The book includes selected articles written by Mr. Gamini Sumanasekara, former editor of the Divaina.…

National War Heroes’ Unity meets President

The National War Heroes’ Unity headed by Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara met President Maithripala Sirisena today (Dec. 21) at the Presidential Secretariat. During this meeting, the President’s attention was paid on the problems faced by war heroes. He stated that the government is committed for the welfare of the war heroes, and will take every…

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