Month: September 2019

“Asgiri Maha Viharaya and the First Freedom Fight in 1818” academic volume launched under the patronage of President

The book titled “Asgiri Maha Viharaya and the First Freedom Fight in 1818” written recalling the first Freedom struggle staged against the British rule was launched under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at Asgiriya Pirivena today (30). The book composed to highlight the importance of the first freedom struggle and the contribution made by…

Expedite acquisition of NFTH

Minister of Health, Nutrition & Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne appeared before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) investigating corruption in the current administration on September 24. He gave evidence on the acquisition of the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) to the government. Dr. Senaratne told the PCoI that he had presented the Cabinet with…

‘SLFP not ready to adhere to any process that will harm the policy and vision of the party’ – President emphasized

President Maithripala Sirisena says the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will join the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) at the forthcoming Presidential Election only if it agrees to the proposal of forming an alliance with the SLFP under a common symbol. Addressing the SLFP Kurunegala district convention today (29), the President stated that the SLFP…

President participates in several development programmes in Polonnaruwa

President Maithripala today (29) attended several development programmes in Polonnaruwa. As the first event of the series of programmes, President handed over new Dhamma School building constructed under “Pibidemu Polonnaruwa” at Kanichchagala Sri Sambodhi Vihara in Weheragala. The Chief Incumbent Ven. Ellande Sugathasiri Thero and Maha Sanga in the area, Governor of the North Central…

China donates explosive detectors worth 750 million

The government of People’s Republic of China has donated several equipment including drugs and explosive detector worth Rs. 750 million to Sri Lanka. The Chinese Ambassador in Sri Lanka Cheng Xueyuan officially handed the equipment to President Maithripala Sirisena at President’s Office today (27). These modern apparatus was donated to Sri Lanka at a request…

President met Senior Police Officers 

President Maithripala Sirisena held discussions with senior Police officers at the Presidential Secretariat today (27). The meeting held under the initiative of the President to address the long standing problems of the Police Department and to establish a better quality police service. The President convened the monthly meeting and reviewed the progress of the decisions…

President attends annual prize giving of Kelaniya Gurukula Vidyalaya

The annual prize giving of Kelaniya Gurukula Vidyalaya was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena today (27). On his arrival President was warmly welcomed by the students at the school premises. President handed over certificates and awards to the students those who excelled in many fields. President also joined to witness an exhibition…

The imperative need to reverse brain-drain

The educated youth are the most important resource of a country. Furthermore, educated professionals are essential for a country to attain development goals. Sri Lanka, even before independence, realised the imperative need of education and became the first country in Asia to introduce universal free education from kindergarten to university education. When educated youths leave…

Final report of the commission to probe fraud and corruption handed over the President 

Presidential Commission to probe fraud and corruption in state institutes during the period from January 15th 2015 to December 31st 2018 presented its final report to President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (26). The Commission was tasked with examining complaints and allegations  made against persons who had held or continue to hold political office and those who…

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