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President assures permanent solution for garbage problem

President Maithripala Sirisena says the government will provide a permanent solution to the garbage problem so that no future government will be burdened with this problem. He said former governments did not solve this garbage problem. The President was speaking at a ceremony held today (22) to open the newly built Sri Seelarathana Nahimi Commemoration…

UN assures continued support to Sri Lanka

Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman said that the UN would continue to extend fullest support to Sri Lanka’s development process and reconciliation. He said this when he called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence in Colombo today (July 21). The UN Official expressed appreciation over the progress made by Sri Lanka…

Twenty five tanks were renovated in Trincomalee District this year – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says renovations of 25 irrigational tanks in Trincomalee District alone have been completed by this year, under the government’s program to build an agricultural economy to bring the historical irrigation culture back in Sri Lanka. The President was speaking at a ceremony held today (July 21) near the historical Kantale Reservoir. The…

Senior Writers Award ceremony under President’s patronage

The Godage Senior Writers Award ceremony jointly organized by the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) and Sirisumana Godage Publications was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the SLBC’s auditorium, yesterday (20). During this event 15 senior writers, including authors and journalists received their felicitation awards from the President and in parallel to…

Present Govt. gave a proper meaning to free health service – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the present Government gave a proper meaning to the free health service by providing all the facilities in the health service free of charge.  The President made these remarks participating in a ceremony to vest the developed Galgamuwa Base Hospital with the public, today (20). The Galgamuwa Base Hospital was developed…

Australia announces assistance to combat dengue 

Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop announced a major Australian assistance to combat dengue fever in Sri Lanka. She made this announcement when she called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Residence in Colombo today (July 20). Recalling that President Sirisena made a special mention about the spreading of dengue and Chronic Kidney Disease…