Month: April 2017

Islamic delegation praises President’s views on religious harmony and peace

The Saudi Arabian delegation to the International Seminar on ‘Islamic Reality and Timely Challenges’ praised President Maithripala Sirisena’s views on religious harmony and peace. They said that the people in the Islamic world, where the President’s speech at the seminar was relayed, expressed deep appreciation for its contents. A high level delegation which attended the…

‘Mahaweli Prathiba’ Cultural Festival held under patronage of President

The ‘Mahaweli Prathiba’ Cultural Festival organized to portray the artistic talents of children of Mahaweli Zones held in a grand scale under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre, yesterday (April 27). According to a concept of President Maithripala Sirisena, the Mahaweli Cultural Unit and the Mahaweli Centre jointly organized the…

Guidance given by spiritual leaders important in finding solutions for global issues – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the guidance given by the spiritual leaders are very important in finding solutions for the current issues in world. The President made these remarks at the inauguration ceremony of the international seminar, organized by Sri Lanka Islamic Center. The opening session of the seminar was held today (April 27) at the…

President Maithripala Sirisena appointed 25 Senior Lawyers as President’s Counsels. The President appointed these Senior Lawyers, who have reached eminence in the profession and have maintained high standards of conduct and professional rectitude, according to the power vested in him under the clause 33(2)(e) of the Constitution as President’s Counsels.  The appointed members are as…

President invites Malaysian investors

President Maithripala Sirisena invited leading Malaysian entrepreneurs to explore possibilities of expanding investment and trade and look for the potential of new trade opportunities in Sri Lanka. He stated this when the CEO of Malaysia’s petrochemical giant, Petronas, Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin called on him with a delegation at the Presidential Secretariat today (April…

President presides over discussion on progress of irrigation projects

A discussion was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Siriena to review the progress of the irrigation projects implemented under the Ministry of Mahaweli Development at the Auditorium of Mahaweli Authority, yesterday (26). During the meeting it was discussed in detail regarding the ongoing irrigation projects and the future projects. The President also directed…

Outgoing Seychelles Ambassador called on President

The outgoing Seychelles Ambassador in Sri Lanka David Pierre called on President Maithripala Sirisena today (April 26) at the President’s Official Residence. He stated that he would be committed to strengthen the bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Seychelles even though he is leaving Sri Lanka after completing his term. The President thanked the outgoing…

President hand over more houses for Meethotamulla victims

President Maithripala Sirisena handed over the title deeds to another 65 victims of the Meethotamulla tragedy under the second phase of the programme to provide houses for the displaced persons, whose houses were completely destroyed due to the collapse of a section of the Meethotamulla garbage dump, at the Ministry of Disaster Management Auditorium, yesterday…

President Sirisena is an inspiration to parliamentary democracies – IPU President

President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Saber Chowdhury said President Maithripala Sirisena has given an inspiration to all those who work to strengthen parliamentary democracies in the world. The step taken by President Sirisena to dilute executive powers of the Sri Lankan Executive Presidency and vest them with the parliamentary is an important step towards…

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