Month: July 2017

President visits drought affected Kebithigollewa

President Maithripala Sirisena made an inspection tour in the Kebithigollewa area today (30), to look into the issues faced by the people who have been affected as a result of the dry weather conditions prevailing in the country. The President first visited Kahatagollewa in the Kebithigollewa Divisional Secretariat Division. The President, who made an unscheduled visit…

President directs to provide dry ration to drought victims

President Maithripala Sirisena has taken action to provide dry ration to the victims of the drought in several districts with immediate effect. He has directed the relevant sections to speedily provide these dry rations and grant required provisions to supply drinking water to the people in these districts. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

President engaged in religious activities in Anuradhapura

President Maithripala Sirisena visited historical sacred city Anuradhapura yesterday (July 29). He joined the national pichcha mal pooja (offering of jasmine flowers) and engaged in religious activities. The President first engaged in religious activities at the sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and then sacred Ruwanweli Maha Seya. He looked into the well-being of the Chief…

‘Culinary Art Food Expo 2017’ commenced under President’s patronage

‘Culinary Art Food Expo 2017’ which showcases the skills of chefs was commenced at the BMICH today (July 28) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. This exhibition which will be held until 30th of July is organized by the Chefs Guild of Sri Lanka for the 17th time. Through this exhibition, the skilled chefs get an opportunity to present…

Korea provides drought relief

Republic of Korea provided a humanitarian assistance package to Sri Lanka for drought relief. A Korean Parliamentary delegation handed over the relief material including eight lorry-mounted water bowsers to President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence in Colombo today (July 28). The keys of the water bowsers were handed over by two leaders of…

President Chief Guest at Thunbiya Ballet staging

President Maithripala Sirisena was the Chief Guest at the staging of  ‘Thunbiya’ Performing Ballet by Prof. Ariyarathne Kaluarachchi, held yesterday (July 27) at Nelum Pokuna Theatre. This ballet has been created after two decades absence of ballets in Sri Lankan history. This also was the first ballet staged in Nelum Pokuna Theatre. Department of Cultural Affairs…

President meets President’s Counsels

President Maithripala Sirisena held a meeting with the senior lawyers who were recently appointed as Presidents’ Counsels. The meeting was held yesterday (July 26) at the President’s House. During the meeting, the President said a greater service should be offered to the country through their knowledge and experience in the field. He wished them to carry…

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