Month: February 2017

First national conference of Sri Lanka National Congress held under President’s patronage

The first national conference of Sri Lanka National Congress was held yesterday (Feb. 28) at the BMICH with participation of President Maithripala Sirisena. The national plan ‘Thirasara Yugayaka Maga’ (Path to a Sustainable Era) was presented to President Sirisena by Mr. Ashoka Abeygunawardena, the President of Sri Lanka National Congress. Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero, Ven.…

President directs to expedite construction of ICU at Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children

President Maithripala Sirisena directed relevant sections to expedite the construction of the fully equipped Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children. The President made these directions at a meeting to discuss the required actions to ensure speed and efficient implementation of the construction project. The meeting was held today (Feb. 28)…

“Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of 2016 – National Platinum winner” awardee, called on President

Mr. Shehan Senevirathne, the Chairman and the Managing Director of the SMS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, the Chairman of the Ceylon Petroleum storage terminals Ltd, who won the “Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 – National Platinum Winner” award, called on President Maithripala Sirisena, on Tuesday (Feb. 28). Mr. Shehan Senevirathne of SMS Holdings received…

Govt. gives priority to welfare of underprivileged despite difficult economic hardships

“Even though the country has to face different kind of economic challenges due to the global economic crisis, the Government has given priority to the welfare of the underprivileged people”, said President Maithripala Sirisena. He made these remarks addressing the inaugural session of the Workshop on “Sustainable Finance” organized by the Central Bank of Sri…

A Progress Review Meeting was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena to evaluate the arrangements being made to celebrate the United Nations Day of Vesak in Sri Lanka in 2017, as well as to inquire into the preparations for the World Buddhist Conference, at the President’s Official Residence, yesterday(27). Receiving an opportunity to…

Sri Lanka and Seychelles to jointly fight drug menace

President of Seychelles, Danny Faure praised President Maithripala Sirisena’s campaign against illegal drugs and said his country would extend fullest cooperation to Sri Lanka’s endeaour to stop drugs and narcotics smuggling. He said this when he called on President Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence today (February 27). Two leaders discussed the whole range of…

Representatives of Association of Development Officers & Sri Lanka Freedom Graduates’ Association met President

The representatives of the Association of Development Officers and Sri Lanka Freedom Graduates’ Association met President Maithripala Sirisena today (Feb. 27) at the Presidential Secretariat. During the meeting the representatives apprised the President regarding the issues arisen over the promotions and other related problems in their careers. The President assured that he would hold discussions…

President visits ailing Prof. Carlo Fonseka

President Maithripala Sirisena visited the Colombo National Hospital today (26) to inquire into the wellbeing of Professor Carlo Fonseka, who was admitted to the Hospital due to a sudden illness. After inquiring into the health of Prof Fonseka, the President also engaged in a cordial discussion with the Professor, who is recuperating.

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