Month: January 2017

Current dialogue on corruption, fraud and waste is extremely important – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says a broad social dialogue has been emerged within the country during the last two years after he assume duties as the President, regarding corruption, fraud and waste. The President further said that dialogue is very timely and he considered it as an initiative to prevent corruption, fraud and waste. He made…

Presidential Commission appointed on Central Bank bond to punish the guilty – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says his objective to appoint a Presidential Commission to inquire into the Central Bank bond, was to give the utmost punishment to those who are guilty of offenses. “Though some people allege that a Presidential Commission was appointed to cover up the bond issue, I came out from the former government because…

President instructs to fill vacancies of senior officials at Department of Archaeology

President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the relevant authorities to take immediate steps to fill the vacancies of senior officials at the Department of Archaeology. The President further said that this step should be taken immediately to eliminate the obstacles pertaining to the archaeological issues and to protect the archaeological sites. He gave these instructions during a…

President receives award for commitment to mitigate climate change

A workshop on ‘Climate Change: Opportunities and Challenges for Business,’ organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka (AmCham) held today at the Ballroom of Galle Face Hotel, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The President was presented an award for his commitment towards mitigating climate change. The award was presented to…

Four new envoys present credentials to the President

Ambassadors of Mongolia, Lithuania and Panama and the new Indian High Commissioner presented their credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s House today (January 24). Those who presented credentials were Ambassador of Mongolia, Gonchig Gangbold, Ambassador of Lithuania, Laimonas Talat-Kelpso, Ambassador of Panama, Sorvio Saul Sanudio Bethancourt and High Commissioner for India, Taranjith Singh…

Free education system will be strengthened to benefit all children in country- President

President Maithripala Sirisena says he will take steps to create a society of intellectuals by strengthening the free education system of the country and providing equal benefits to all the children in the country. He made these remarks participating at the centenary celebrations of the Visakha Vidyalaya , at the school premises, today (23). The…

Let’s join to save power by switching off lights used for advertising & decoration – President requests private institutions

President Maithripala Sirisena requested all the private institutions to join frugal way of use of power by switching off lights that are used for the advertising and decoration purposes of their respective institutions. The President pointed out that the country has to face a power crisis in the future due to the drought situation in…

Plusses of GSP Plus

  Sugeeswara Senadhira President Maithripala Sirisena announced the ‘Era of Sustainability’ together with a programme for poverty alleviation at the commencement of the third year of his government. To attain success in these objectives, the country needs to increase production, increase exports and solve the issue of unemployment. Furthermore, all these will have to be…

A Discussion Forum held to empower school children in Central Province on Sustainable development under patronage of President

President Maithripala Sirisena joined in a Discussion Forum held at the Mahaweli National College of Education,Polgolla, organized to empower the school children in the Central Province under the Sustainable Schools programme, under the theme “ Soduru Lama Lowak-Surakshita Hetak”, today (19). During this Discussion Forum organized by the Central Province Sustainable School Society, the school…

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