Month: October 2017

President instructs to provide 50 % subsidy in seed potatoes for farmers, out of season cultivation

President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the relevant parties to provide 50 percent subsidy in seed potatoes for farmers who grow potatoes in out of season. He gave these instructions during the progress review meeting of the National Food Production Programme held at the Presidential Secretariat, today (31). During this meeting it was discussed in detail…

New Navy Commander calls on President

Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe, who assumed duties as the new Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today (31). Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe met the President to formally inform that he assumed duties as the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy. The Commander also presented a memento…

President announces three major steps regarding constitutional reforms

 “The government will take three important steps on constitutional reforms and to prevent incorrect information which creates incorrect ideas about the proposed new constitution”, says President Maithripala Sirisena. “Accordingly, the government will call for an all party conference, with participation of the political parties represented in Parliament, a conference of all religious leaders and another…

Righteous society can be built only in a society with religious background – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says a righteous and disciplined society can be built only through strengthening the religious background in the country. The President was speaking at the concluding ceremony of the 14th annual summit of World’s Young Buddhist Sangha Sabha, held today (Oct. 30) at Millawana Maha Vidyalaya in Matale. This summit which was held…

President calls for a dynamic plan to increase agricultural exports

President Maithripala Sirisena pointed out the need of a dynamic plan to increase the agricultural exports, while endorsing quantitative and qualitative standards of the agricultural crops. He made these remarks addressing the 45th Annual Session of the International Pepper Community held at the Earl’s Regency, Kandy, today (30). President Sirisena said that in the journey of…

President, only leader who can give solution in agreement with all communities – Ven. Medagoda Abhayathissa Thero

Buddhist policy is to resolve conflicts without destroying lives – President “President Maithripala Sirisena has a immense capability to overcome critical challenges faced by the country. He is the only leader who can give a solution to the national issue, with an agreement of all communities”, says Ven. Medagoda Abhayathissa Thero, senior lecturer of Sri…

President instructs to temporarily suspend issuing of licenses to transport cattle

President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to temporarily suspend the issuing of licenses to transport cattle.   Incidents of illegal transporting of cattle are rapidly increasing and through these activities have a huge impact upon the dairy industry as well as agricultural needs. Accordingly, until an appropriate process is implemented issuing of licenses to transport…

IT Future for school children

A special programme titled ‘’Mathuparapuraya’’ jointly organized by the Presidential Secretariat, Bharti Airtel Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd, IDM Institute and the Ministry of Education, with the aim of enhancing the information technology literacy of the children in the country, will be implemented covering all the 25 districts of the country. The initial introduction of this programme…

Emir of Qatar warmly welcomes the President

A joint committee to boost bilateral ties Assistance to develop the ports of Sri Lanka & infrastructure facilities Emir of Qatar agreed to invest for a natural gas power plant Assistance for development activities in Sri Lanka through Qatar Development Fund Seven new agreements signed between the two countries   President Maithripala Sirisena who is…

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