Month: July 2019

President launches ‘Polonnaruwa’ academic volume and ‘Moragahakanda Dream Reservoir’

The launching of the two books ‘Polonnaruwa; Narapathi Yugaye Sita Janapathi Yugaya Dakwa’ an academic research-based volume and ‘Moragahakanda Dream Reservoir, a book on the multipurpose project was held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena today (31st) afternoon. These books have been compiled by President Maithripala…

Tripitaka Conservation Board appointed

President Maithripala Sirisena handed over letters of appointment to the members of the Tripitaka Conservation Board at the Presidential Secretariat, today (31).   The President has appointed this Tripitaka Conservation Board comprising of 43 clergy and layman members including Most Ven. Niyangoda Vijithasiri Thera, Anunayake Thera of the Malwatte Chapter, Anunayake of the Asgiri Chapter,…

National Conference on Peace, Unity and Reconciliation under the patronage of President

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasizes that the Religious leaders should take the lead in mending the hearts of the people that were broken in the tragic incident of April 21st. The President also said that politicians should fulfill their national responsibility in this regard leaving aside their narrow political agendas. The President made these observations addressing…

President pledges not to privatize State Banks

Measures should be taken to strengthen State Banks but not to privatize them, President MaithripalaSirisena emphasized. He said it is his continued policy. The President made these comments at a ceremony to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Bank of Ceylon (BOC) held at BMICH today (30). Bank of Ceylon, a pioneer in delivering an…

‘Mahaweli: River of Reconciliation’ and ‘Post 1995 Mahaweli’ launched

Saga of the Mahaweli “The Mahaweli Development Project, commenced four decades ago, will continue to enrich the paddies and lives of Sri Lankan farmers for another hundreds of thousands of years,” said President Maithripala Sirisena at the launch of two books, Mahaweliya – Sanhindiyawe Gangawa and 95 Pasu Mahawelia at the BMICH on Wednesday (July…

Cabinet, State and Deputy Ministers who had resigned from their ministerial portfolios sworn into office again before President

Cabinet, State and Deputy Ministers who had resigned from their respective ministerial portfolios sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena to their previous ministerial portfolios at the President’s Official Residence, today (29). Accordingly,  Mr.Rauff Hakeem Minister of City Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education Mr.Rishad Bathiudeen Minister of Industry & Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons,…

Sri Gauthama Sambuddha Mandiraya & Siri Sugathawansa Uposathagaraya at Malwessavehera Meditation Centre vested with Maha Sangha by the President

A religious ceremony was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena to vest the newly built Sri Gauthama Sambuddha Mandiraya and Siri Sugathawansa Uposathagaraya (Chapter House) at the Godakawela  Malwessavehera Meditation Centre, with the Maha Sangha, today (29). According to the historical records, the King Devanampiyatissa planted Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi branches throughout the…

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