Month: October 2018

President meets SLFP electoral organizers

A meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) electoral organizers was held at the President’s House, today (31). During this meeting, the President apprised the organizers regarding the current political situation of the country as well as about the reasons which led to form the new government. All the SLFP…

UN Resident Coordinator called on President

The UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka,Ms. Hanaa Singer called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat,today (31). During this meeting, the President apprised the UN representative regarding the prevailing political situation in Sri Lanka,and  assured her that the government has taken all the steps in accordance with the constitution of the country. Also,…

Secretaries Appointed to Ministries

Secretaries were appointed to twelve Ministries at the Presidential Secretariat today (30). Hemasiri Fernando – Secretary to the Ministry of Defence D.M.R.B. Dissanayake – Secretary to the Ministry ofMahaweli Development and Environment R.P. Ariyasinghe – Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs L.P. Jayampathi – Secretary to the Ministry of Ports and Shipping K.D.S. Ruwanchandra…

President requests trade union representatives not to allow any room for violation of peace within state institutions

President Maithripala Sirisena requested the representatives of the trade unions to commit themselves to not to allow any room for conflicts within the state institutions. He made these request during a meeting held at the Presidential Secretariat, today (30) with the members of the trade unions of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and United People’s…

President meets foreign envoys

President Maithripala Sirisena held a meeting with foreign Ambassadors and High Commissioners in Sri Lanka at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (29), to apprise them regarding the prevailing political situation of the country. During this meeting, the President explained to the diplomats regarding the conflicting grounds existed within the previous government, which led to appointment of…

New Cabinet of Ministers sworn in

The new Cabinet of Ministers were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (29). Accordingly, 12 new Cabinet Ministers, a State Minister and a Deputy Minister were sworn in before the President. Following are the Ministers and their portfolios: 01 Hon Mahinda Rajapaksa: Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs 02 Hon.…

The Provincial Elections will be held soon, President

President Maithripala Sirisena said the provincial council elections will be held soon to strengthen the democracy of the country. The President said this addressing the Vap Magul Day held at the Sandagirigama Welyaya in Thissamaharamaya today (29). President Sirisena further said that officers of 6 provincial councils are at a helpless state due to lack…

President and the Prime Minister on religious rituals at Thissamaharamaya

The National Vap Magul Ceremony was held at Thissmaharamaya, Sandagirigoda Welyaya under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena today (29). Prior to that the religious rituals were conducted at the Thissamaharama Raja Maha Viharaya with the participation of both, President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Mahinda rajapaksa. Chief Incumbent of Thissamaharamaya Raja Maha Vihara,…

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