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Construction works of China- SL National Nephrology Hospital in Polonnaruwa will commence tomorrow under the patronage of President

The construction works of the National Nephrology Hospital in Polonnaruwa, which is a gift from China, will commence tomorrow (21) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. This New Hospital is being built as the largest kidney hospital in South Asia, at a cost of Rs. 1.2 billion, fulfilling a long term aspiration of the President to…

Sri Lanka has taken important steps to break the link between power and corruption – President tells OGP Global Summit

President Maithripala Sirisena said that unlimited power creates corruption and during the last three years, Sri Lanka has taken several important steps to break the link between power and corruption in the country. He made this statement at the Open Government Partnership Global Summit in Tbillisi in Georgia today (July 18), while intervening at the…

President arrives in Georgia to attend the Open Government Partnership Summit

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Gerogia to attend the 5th Session of Open Government Partnership this morning. The President arrived in the Shota Rustavelli International airport in Tbilisi, the  Georgian capital, where he was welcomed by the Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia, George Sharvashidze. The President will attend the 5th Open Government Global Summit to…

Sustainably manage forests that provide many socio-economic benefits & human needs such as food, energy and shelter – President tells FAO Forestry Committee

President Maithripala Sirisena said that forests provide many socio-economic benefits, including food, energy and shelter, which are basic human needs and to sustain the products and services that help meet these and other needs, forests must be sustainably managed. Delivering the Inaugural Speech at the opening ceremony of the 24th Sessions of the Committee on…

PPPS FOR GRAMA SHAKTHI PEOPLES’ MOVEMENT

* Evaluation reveals extent of support from private sector   * Funds provided for Kandy, Matale, Nuwara Eliya districts The enthusiasm displayed by the private sector to support the Grama Shakthi People’s Movement and the potential of this new PPP (Public-Private Partnership) is expected to provide the much-needed fillip to this people oriented village empowerment…

President arrived in Rome to attend 24th session of the Committee on Forestry & 6th World Forest Week 

President MaithripalaSirisena arrived at Fuimicino International Airport in Rome today (15)to attend the 24th session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO) and the 6th World Forest Week  organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations scheduled to bigin tomorrow (16). He was received by a special representative and officials. The 24th session…

President left for Rome to attend 24th session of the Committee on Forestry & 6th World Forest Week

President Maithripala Sirisena left for Rome today (14) to attend the 24th session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO) and the 6th World Forest Week  organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The 24th session of COFO and the 6th World Forest Week will explore the contributions that forests can make…

President discusses steps needed to develop the Gem & Jewellery industry

A meeting was held between President Maithripala Sirisena and the representatives of the Gem & Jewellery industry at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (12). During this meeting it was discussed in detail regarding the issues prevailed in the industry, which is playing a pivotal role in the national economy by bringing foreign revenue, and regarding the…

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