Month: February 2018

A comprehensive programme of 100 loan schemes for small & medium entrepreneurs

President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the Ministry of Finance, the Central Bank and to the Heads of State Banks to implement a comprehensive programme of 100 types of joint loan schemes, within the next few months, to provide assistance for the local small and medium-sized entrepreneurs and businessmen and women to uplift their businesses.…

All must unite to overcome challenges against peace & reconciliation – President

National Policy on Reconciliation and Co-existence launched President Maithripala Sirisena says all must unite together to conquer the challenges against the peace and reconciliation. The President pointed out that the reconciliation is a spiritual philosophy and in a society where spiritual values are not considered, it is challenging to achieve targets sets in this regard.…

President presents National Construction Awards Ceremony 2017

National Construction Awards Ceremony 2017 organized in order to celebrate the progress of the construction field was held under the patronage of the president Maithripala Sirisena at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) today (26). Eight persons who displayed outstanding skills in the construction field were presented with National Construction Awards of Excellence by…

President instructs to expeditiously complete renovation works of 2400 irrigation tanks in Dry Zone

Rs.29 million worth equipment to uplift livelihoods of  636 beneficiaries in Welikanda & Dimbulagala President Maithripala Sirisena instructed  the relevant authorities to expeditiously complete the renovation works of 2400 irrigation tanks in the Dry Zone. Already, the necessary steps have been taken in this regard and the President instructed to swiftly commence the renovation works of the…

President instructs relevant authorities to take immediate steps to renovate John de Silva Theater Hall

President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the relevant authorities to take immediate steps to renovate the John de Silva Theater Hall to cater the needs of the dramatists and drama lovers, with state of the art technology  and then to provide the hall to the dramatists for a very reasonable price. Various media reports were circulated recently…

New Ministers sworn in

New Ministers sworn in  President Maithripala Sirisena carried out a Cabinet reshuffle at the Presidential Secretariat today (25). Under the new reshuffle six Ministers of Cabinet, three State Ministers and one Deputy Minister were sworn in before the President. The Following is the list of Ministers who were sworn in their new portfolios: Cabinet Ministers…

President joins as Chief Guest at “Ninnada 2018 Thunpath Rata Swara Dahana” entertainment programme

The entertainment programme titled “Ninnada 2018 Thunpath Rata Swara Dahana” , which was comprised of songs written by veteran lyric writers Karunaratne Abeysekera, K.D.K Dharamawardhana and Dharmasiri Gamage was held at the Auditorium of the University of the Visual & Performing Arts, in recognition of their great service to the industry and during this event…

President condoles over demise of Ms. Una McCauley

President Maithripla Sirisena expressed his heartfelt condolences over the death of UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Sri Lanka, Ms. Una McCauley. In a special message of condolence to the UN Secretary General António Guterres, the President stated that Ms.Una MaCauley was a talented professional who served in Sri Lanka with a thorough…

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