Month: May 2018

PRESIDENT ORDERS INTERDICTION OF TWO SENIOR OFFICIALS FACING BRIBERY CHARGES

President Maithripala Sirisena ordered immediate suspension of the senior official attached to the Presidential Secretariat and the Chairman of the State Timber Corporation (STC) who face bribery allegations and advised the authorities to strictly enforce the law against the two offenders. The decision was taken after the President’s attention was drawn to the arrest of…

Eight independent members of Mahiyanganaya Pradeshiya Sabha join SLFP

Eight  provincial councilors who were elected to the Mahiyangana Pradeshiya Sabha as an Independent Group at the recent Local Government election have joined with  the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). They obtained SLFP membership from President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (03). Later, they were sworn in before the President as the SLFP…

President Preside over the inaugural ceremony of International Buddhist Conference of Rajagiriya Sadaham Sewana International Buddhist Centre

The inaugural ceremony of special International Buddhist Conference of Rajagiriya Sadaham Sewana International Buddhist Centre was held under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena today (May 02). The conference is being held for four days where Buddhist Monks representing Buddhist countries such as Thailand, China, Japan, Myanmar, Vietnam, Nepal and dedicated Buddhist leaders as…

New State and Deputy Ministers sworn in before President  

New set of 8 State Ministers and 10 Deputy Ministers were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (02). The names and ministries are as follows: State Ministers Palitha Range Bandara: State Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management and Disaster Management. Dilip Wedaarachchi: State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources…

President opens new shrine room at Bodhignana Viharaya in Hewagama

President Maithripala Sirisena joined the ceremony of unveiling the newly constructed shrine room at the Bodhignana Asapuwa in Hewagama, Kaduwela today (May 01). The President engaged in religious pooja at the relic chamber, after unveiling the new shrine room. The Kaduwela Mahmewna Bodhignana meditation Asapuwa started under the guidance of Ven. Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero on…

Former labor leaders of SLFP honoured

President Maithripala Sirisena says that the rights of the working people were always secured under Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) governments. The former labor leaders of SLFP who shed tears and sweat sacrificing their lives on behalf of the working people were honoured under the patronage of President Sirisena at a function held in Bandaranaike…

25th commemoration of former President Ranasinghe Premadasa held under the patronage of President

President Maithripala Sirisena admits that the character of Past President Ranasinghe Premadasa is an exemplary one in the midst of political culture in which politicians try to make their own personal dreams come true forgetting the dreams of the people. President Sirisena further admits that, Mr Premadasa was an excellent leader who worked within a…

New Cabinet of Ministers sworn in

The new Cabinet Ministers were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today (01). Accordingly, 18 new Cabinet Ministers were sworn in before the President. Following are the Ministers and their portfolios: 01 Hon. Lakshman Kiriella – Minister of Public Enterprise and Kandy Development 02 Hon. Sarath Amunugama- Minister of Science, Technology and Research,…

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