Month: April 2019

Media Release

The Special Investigation Committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena on April 21, 2019 to conduct investigations into the series of incidents occurred in 08 places of the country due to the explosions, commenced its works on April 22. The Special Investigation Committee headed by Supreme Court Judge Vijith K. Malalgoda and former IGP N.K. Ilangakoon…

United Nations to give fullest support to President’s drive to curb terrorism

UN Counterterrorism experts team to assist Sri Lankan military officers  United Nations Under Secretary General for Alliance of Civilizations Miguel Angle Moratinos conveyed congratulations to President Maithripala Sirisena for taking swift action to control the situation after the Ester Sunday terrorist attacks. Mr Moratinos, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain has arrived…

‘Report of the three-member committee appointed to investigate regarding terrorist attacks will be opened for all’ – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says that after receiving the report of the three-member committee appointed to investigate the causes and background for the terrorist attacks, the content of that report will be opened for all the parties. The committee is headed by a retired Supreme Court Judge and the report of the committee is scheduled to…

President appoints Cabinet Sub Committee propose steps to ecover tourism industry

There is a firm potential to defeat terrorism – President re emphasizes President Maithripala Sirisena says that the government is responsible for  working towards recovering and re establishing the tourism industry and the hotel chains and other business sectors that were badly affected due to the recent terrorist attack. A Cabinet Sub-Committee will be appointed at…

MEDIA STATEMENT

In the aftermath of the terror attacks on Easter Sunday, some  malicious reporting are circulating on the internet, claiming that the President was had been informed of the Easter Sunday attack prior to the outbreak of the attack. President’s Media Division denies claims published in some websites that the President had been made aware of…

New Chief Justice, Acting Attorney General, Auditor General and Acting Inspector General of Police appointed

President Maithripala Sirisena appointed, Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya as new Chief Justice. Mr Jayasuriya took his oaths as Chief Justice before President Sirisena at the President’s Office today (April 29). The President appointed Solicitor General Dappula De Livera as Acting Attorney General. Furthermore, Additional Auditor General, Chulantha Wickremarathne has been appointed as Auditor General. In…

President participated in alms giving held at Gangaramaya Temple to invoke merits to the deceased persons from Easter Sunday attacks

President Maithripala Sirisena attended the alms giving held at the Hunupitiya Gangaramaya Temple, Colombo today (28), with the aim of passing merits to the deceased persons from the Easter Sunday attacks as well as to wish a speedy recovery for the injured persons from this incident. Alms were offered to 50 monks and this event…

President joins religious programmes held in remembrance of victims of Easter Sunday attacks

President Maithripala Sirisena joined the special Sunday Mass held under the patronage of the Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith at the Archbishop’s House, today (28) remembering the victims of the disastrous Easter Sunday attacks. During this special Sunday mass and the mass held in front of the bombed Kochchikade St. Anthony’s Shrine,…

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