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President congratulates US President-Elect Donald Trump

“The Government and the people of Sri Lanka join me in congratulating you on your victory”, said President Maithripala Sirisena sending a congratulatory message to the President-elect of the US, Mr. Donald Trump. “Sri Lanka and the United States are bound by deeply rooted and longstanding democratic traditions and common values”, said President Sirisena in…

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…

President urges the international community to look at Sri Lanka with a fresh perspective

President Maithripala Sirisena called upon the international community to look at Sri Lanka with a fresh perspective and consider the tremendous progress made by the government towards reconciliation, restoration of democratic freedoms, human rights and the rule of law and extend the fullest support to the build a progressive, democratic, free and equal society. Addressing…

Us-Lanka bilateral relations nourished by shared commitment to democratic values and fundamental freedoms – President

President Maithripala Sirisena said the bilateral relations between the United States and Sri Lanka are nourished by our shared commitment to democratic values and fundamental freedoms. The President stated this in his message of congratulations to President Donald Trump on the Us Independence Day on July 4. President Sirisena stated that the bilateral ties have…

Government Free of Corruption: Achievable of Far-Fetched?

by Sugeeswara Senadhira Before the dust settled on the allegation that 118 honourable Members of Parliament had taken money from Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) or its subsidiaries, another shocking revelation was made in the Fort Magistrate Court that a comprehensive inquiry was underway to identify those who had received approximately 10,000 cheques issued by PTL…

Foreign policy of a sovereign nation

By Sugeeswara Senadhira Last week’s Iran visit of President Maithripala Sirisena underlined the fact that Sri Lankan foreign policy is not decided in Washington, London, New Delhi or Beijing, but in Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, the official capital of the country. Sri Lankan foreign policy has been drafted on twin pillars of the Asia-centric middle path…

CONTINUATION OF POLICY OF FRIENDSHIP WITH ALL

by Sugeeswara Senadhira President Maithripala Sirisena paid a brief, but highly result oriented visit to Iran last week. He held talks on bilateral issues and regional and international affairs with President Hassan Rouhani. They agreed to enhance bilateral ties and boost trade and economic cooperation in many fields between the two countries. The main thrust…

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