Month: May 2017

Mahinda Amaraweera assume duties as State Minister of Mahaweli Development

Minister Mahinda Amaraweera assumed duties as the new State Minister of Mahaweli Development at the Ministry of Mahaweli Development, today (31). President Maithripala Sirisena also participated in this event. The President, as the Minister of Mahaweli Development offered his best wishes to the new State Minister and later engaged in cordial discussions with the staff…

New State Ministers & Deputy Ministers sworn in

Under the new Cabinet reshuffle four State Ministers and four Deputy Ministers were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (31). The Following is the list of Ministers who were sworn in their new portfolios: State Ministers Hon. Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena State Minister of Public Enterprise Development Hon. Palitha Range Bandara…

Vehicle importation for Govt. institutions including Ministries halted

Maximum relief measures for victims – President President Maithripala Sirisena says the Government has decided to stop the importation of vehicles for all government institutions including the Ministries this year. The President instructed the officials to rapidly implement the programme to construct the houses destroyed due to the flooding and landslides. He made these remarks…

The first flag of No-Tobacco Samurdhi Flag programme pinned on President

The first flag of the No-Tobacco Samurdhi Flag programme, carried out in parallel to the World No Tobacco Day, was pinned on the President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (May 30). This program will be carried out from May 31 to June 30 throughout the country. A large number of events, street dramas,arts and posters exhibitions, walks, lectures and…

Provide maximum reliefs to affected people without limiting to circulars

– President instructs officials President Maithripala Sirisena says a comprehensive programme will be implemented in the future to construct the houses destroyed due to the inclement weather. The President further said that the programme will be implemented based on the information received from the relevant institutions. He made these remarks participating in a special meeting…

President instructs for swift measures to assist victims of bad weather conditions

President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the relevant authorities to provide immediate relief to the affected people by the prevailing unfavorable weather conditions across the country. The President who is on a state visit to Australia, contacting the Minister of Home Affairs,Vajira  Abeywardena and the Secretary to the President Mr. P.B. Abeykoon via phone…

President seeks Australian nuclear technology for CKDu research

President Maithripala Sirisena visited the Australia’s nuclear agency, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO), today (May 26) on an inspection tour to see its advanced research on utilization of nuclear science for disease diagnosis and medication. President Sirisena went to different sections of ANSTO, including the Nuclear Power generator. ANSTO already provides nuclear…

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