Month: November 2018

The inaugural session of the Conference of Officers of Tri forces and Senior Non- commissioned Officers under President’s patronage

President Maithripala Sirisena said there is a need for a solution for the issue of the retirement of Army officers in an age where they can best serve the country as highly skilled persons with knowledge, understanding, and experiences without limits. He said as the Commander-in-Chief, he is ready to provide solutions to the issue…

President meets foreign media personnel

Appointing a Prime Minister, removing the former Prime Minister, proroguing the Parliament, dissolution of Parliament, dissolving the cabinet, were all done by him legally and he has not  done anything in violation of the constitution, President Maithripala Sirisena said. Addressing the foreign media personnel at President’s house  today (25), President Sirisena said that the people…

Invoke merits to national heroes including Weera Keppetipola who sacrificed their lives in Uva Wellassa freedom fight under President’s patronage

The ceremony organized by the Shathi Foundation to invoke merits to  more than thousand national heroes including  Weera Keppetipola who sacrificed their lives in the freedom struggle in Uva Wellassa which commemorates its 200th Anniversary was held at Seruwila Buddhist Centre, Colombo 7 under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena today (25). President Sirisena participated…

I act in accordance with the Constitution – President tells Commonwealth Secretary General

(President Maithripala Sirisena greets Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland in New York in September 2018. (File Photo)) President Maithripala Sirisena told the Commonwealth Secretary General, Baroness Patricia Scotland that he has acted in accordance with the Constitution of Sri Lanka and would continue to stand for democratic practices. In a telephone conversation with Baroness…

President apologizes regarding tear gas attack on Buddhist monks

President Maithripla Sirisena expressed apology over the inconvenience caused to the Buddhist monks due to the tear gas attack, when a group of  Buddhist monks representing several organizations including Sinhalaye Api National Organization , visited the President’s office to handover a message today (Nov 19). They had not intimated earlier that they would come to…

Media Announcement

President Maithripala Sirisena expressed his deep appreciation for all the political parties representing the Parliament for reaching an agreement to appropriately follow the guidance given by him at the All Party Meeting held yesterday to end the prevailed conflict situation in the Parliament. Initially, the President paid his attention regarding the discord created in the Parliament…

Further assistance of science, technology and research field needed to resolve economic & development issues – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the government needs more assistance from the fields of science, technology and research to resolve the economic and development issues of the country. He made these remarks addressing the President’s Awards for Scientific Publication held in Colombo, today (19). President’s Awards for Scientific Publication were started in 2001 to recognize Sri…

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