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The only way to build the country is to form a government with honest politicians – President

People of this country will have the opportunity to elect a new government within next five months and I would expect people to use their franchise wisely to select honest individuals who love the country as their representatives, President Maithripala Sirisena said. The only way to re-build this economically backward and corrupted country is to elect a…

Rising rates of women drug addicts spark concerns

President Maithripala Sirisena voiced his concerns over the rising rates of women drug addicts in Sri Lanka, during the Western Province ceremony of the National Drug Prevention Week, at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium, on 1 July. A National Drug Eradication Week was declared from 22 June to 1 July, on the instruction of President Sirisena,…

People’s Supremacy and 19th Amendment

The current instability in the country is due to the creation of two power centres under 19A The supremacy of the people stands as the cornerstone of any democracy and the Constitution of Sri  Lanka states in its 1st Chapter that ‘In the Republic of Sri Lanka sovereignty is in the people’.   In view of…

Amendments to Land Act: Removing regulations on lands, a mistake

Red Indian Chief, Seattle, in his speech known as ‘letter’ made a ‘powerful, bittersweet plea for the respect of Native American rights and environmental values.’ President Maithripala Sirisena quoted Seattle at the inauguration of the Moragahakanda-Kaluganga Multi-purpose project and said that the wars since ancient times were for either land or water which would continue…

Milk for schoolchildren – a future investment

The 31st President of the United States of America, Herbert Hoover  once claimed “if we could  have  but one generation of properly  born, trained, educated, and  healthy children, a thousand other  problems of government would vanish.” The overall health of the future  generation is such a crucial  factor for any country. Especially for a developing…

President instructs to implement special programmes to rehabilitate children addicted to dangerous drugs

President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the National Rehabilitation Authority for Drug addicts to implement a special programme at the provincial level to rehabilitate the drug addicts in the country, as around 150,000 children under the age of 18 years are reported to be the victims of this menace. The report of the survey jointly…

National Security Advisory Board appointed for national security

President Maithripala Sirisena has taken measures to set up a National Security Advisory Board to look into the matters related to national security. Dr. Sarath Amunugama functions as the Chairman of this Board while President’s Counsels Kalinga Indratissa, Nigel Hatch, Attorneys- at-Law Javid Yusuf, Dr. Ram Manikkalingam, Dr. Suren Ragavan are the other members. Board…

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