Month: July 2017

Sri Lanka will closely work with new Indian President for further strengthening of bilateral relations -President

  President Maithripala Sirisena, congratulating the newly elected Indian President Ram Nath Kovind expressed his willingness to work closely with the new Indian President to further develop and strengthen excellent bilateral relations and cooperation which exists between the two countries. Sending a congratulatory message to President Kovind, the President stated that the vision and maturity…

Government asks petroleum workers to report for duties

The government asked the workers of Petroleum Corporation to report for duties to avoid the inconvenience faced by the people. The government points out that the people are facing an inconvenience due to the disruption of supply and distribution of fuel including petroleum products and gas in the country, following the strike started by the…

First youth flag pinned on President

The first flag of the youth flag program, organized by National Youth Services Council and Sri Lanka Federation of Youth Clubs, in line with the National Youth Day, which falls on July 26, was pinned on President Maithripala Sirisena today (July 25) at the Presidential Secretariat. The National Youth Flag Day was declared in 1985, which…

President participates in meritorious ceremony to open temple complex in Borella

The meritorious ceremony to open the temple complex with the newly built Chethiya at Bosetha Temple in Borella, was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena today (July 24).  The President who declared open the vehera vahanse by unveiling the plaque, engaged in religious activities in the Dhathu Mandiraya (relics chamber). The Chief Incumbent…

Japan- Sri Lanka Friendship Foundation donates ambulances

The Japan- Sri Lanka Friendship Foundation has donated two ambulances worth Rs. 150 million to Sri Lanka at the President’s official residence, today ( 24). The donation was made according to a request made by Matara district Member of Parliament Buddhika Pathirana. Representing the Japan-Sri Lanka Friendship Foundation , its Chairman Dr. Lal Thilakarathne handed over the ambulances…

President assures permanent solution for garbage problem

President Maithripala Sirisena says the government will provide a permanent solution to the garbage problem so that no future government will be burdened with this problem. He said former governments did not solve this garbage problem. The President was speaking at a ceremony held today (22) to open the newly built Sri Seelarathana Nahimi Commemoration…

UN assures continued support to Sri Lanka

Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman said that the UN would continue to extend fullest support to Sri Lanka’s development process and reconciliation. He said this when he called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence in Colombo today (July 21). The UN Official expressed appreciation over the progress made by Sri Lanka…

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