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Merchant navy discharge certificates, through protected computerized method from today

The implementation of a new computerized system for the continuous discharge certificates of merchant navy personnel, issued after their registration at the Merchant Shipping Secretariat, was held today (Jan. 17) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat.  Accordingly, these continues discharge certificates will be issued under a protected computerized system. The…

President launches a book on ‘Buddhist Ideals of Good governance’

The launching ceremony of the book ‘Buddhist Ideals of Good governance’ was held today (Jan. 16) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The book was written by the Director of Religious Affairs of UNESCO headquarters, a professor at Sorbonne University, France Ven. Thampalawela Dhammarathana Thero and a professor at the same university Prof Francois…

President calls for UN, FAO and WFP involvement in drought relief

The United Nations and its affiliated bodies would take a serious note on the impending drought situation in Sri Lanka and assured President Mainthipala Sirisena that they would extend fullest cooperation to the Presidential Task Force to provide drought relief. Top level UN officials, including, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Una McCauley, the…

Some are trying to tarnish the achievement of getting back GSP plus facility – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says some section of the society acting in an uncivilized manner to prevent the prestige and respect gained by the Government, with the decision of the EU to revive the GSP plus facility, to Sri Lanka. The President expressed his regrets regarding a newspaper article published stating that the EU offered GSP…

The consensual government for the noble objective of building the nation will continue its forward march – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the present Government fulfill the responsibility of building a prosperous and a respectful nation for the benefit of people living today as well as for the future generation, with a great commitment while resolving the issues of the country and its citizens. Today, as a country we move forward with a…

President’s Thaipongal Message

Thaipongal Message Since the dawn of civilization, the humanity’s devotion to the sun that symbolizes the wholeness of nature has remained intact. From among the many traditional festival and rituals of Hindus in veneration of the sun, Thaipongal is the foremost festival that marks the supreme status the Hindus have bestowed upon the sun throughout…

GSP+ revival, a victory for President’s foreign policy

  The European Commission proposed to grant GSP+ concessions to back to Sri Lanka. The commission in appreciation of positive transformation occurred in Sri Lanka, has proposed to grant this relief to assist continue this situation. The economic and political specialists point out that the foreign policy of the current government which is under President…

The responsibility of building a prosperous nation and protecting it from financial crisis will be fulfilled with commitment – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says whatever allegations were leveled against the present Government, the financial crisis of the country occurred not during the past two years, but arose due to the mammoth debt burden created by the previous Government. The President said that today the present Government headed by him, took the responsibility of resolving that…

Today country needs a precise journey with voices of intellectuals & patriots and not the empty voice of desperate persons- President

President Maithripala Sirisena says today the country needs a precise journey with the voices of worthy intellectual and patriotic persons, but not the empty voices of desperate persons. He further said that as the first public servant of this country, he is ready to provide leadership for that journey. The President also requested all to…