Month: January 2018

President participates in Ashirwada Bodhi Pooja held in Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara to seek blessings for the New Year

President Maithripala Sirisena participated in Ashirwada Bodhi Pooja held yesterday (03) at the historic Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, the sacred place blessed by the Buddha’s second visit to Sri Lanka, to seek blessings for the New Year. The President who visited the temple first engaged in religious observances and secured blessings and later joined in listening…

Final report of PRECIFAC hands over to President

The final report compiled by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate and inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (02). This report, which consists of 1,135 pages, was handed over to the President by the…

Plant saplings distributed at President’s office 

A programme to distribute plants among the staff of the Presidential Secretariat was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena on January 03 and this event was organized to emphasized the importance of environmental conservation in this New Year as well as to deliver the message among the public servants regarding the value of…

International award to President in recognition of anti drugs campaign

President Maithripala Sirisena has been given a special award in recognition of his relentless campaign to eradicate drug menace, which is a major international problem. This award, which was awarded by the Anti Drug Non-Governmental Organizations Conference held in Macao in China in November 2017, was handed over to President Sirisena today (January 2) at…

Presidential Secretary emphasizes the responsibility of public servants to serve the public with utmost commitment

Secretary to the President, Mr Austin Fernando emphasized the responsibilities of public servants to serve the masses with utmost efficiency, transparency, honesty and commitment. Addressing the staff members of the Presidential Secretariat this morning (January 2), he said that public servants should totally commit to implement the policies of the government in accordance with public…

3rd anniversary of Nelligala International Buddhist Centre under President’s patronage

The 3rd anniversary of the Nelligala International Buddhist Centre was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena today (January 1). This Centre, situated at Nelligala hill top in the Central Province, is highly respected by the Buddhist community in Sri Lanka and abroad for its invaluable services as a reputed centre for Buddhism and…

‘Medarata Wanshakathawa’ presented to the President

The ‘Medarata Wanshakathawa’, epic of the Central Hill Country, was presented to President Maithripala Sirisena today (January 1) at the President’s House in Kandy. Chief Minister of Central Province, Sarath Ekanayake handed over this volume, which was compiled by the Cultural Department of the Central Province. The Chief editor of Medarata Wansdhakathawa was late Ven Hanguranketha Dheerananda Thero.

President visits Dalada Maligawa

President Maithripala  Sirisena visited the historical Daladha Maligawa and received the blessing of the sacred tooth relic for the New Year today (1). Also he visited to Asgiriya Mahanayake Thera and looked into the wellbeing of the Nayake Thera. The monks recited pirith to  invoke blessing on President for the New Year. After this event he had an…

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