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Piriven education should be enhanced to build disciplined bhikku generation with knowledge of Dhamma- President

The piriven education in this country should be enhanced to build a disciplined bhikku generation with knowledge of Dhamma, says President Maithripala Sirisena. Priority will be given to boost piriven education among the actions to be taken to strengthen the religious activities with the new government to be elected from forthcoming General Election, he added.…

Kandy City will be developed preserving its historical heritage – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says he would comprehensively develop the historical Kandy City under a proper town plan, preserving its historical heritage. He added that he would implement the work on that after forthcoming Parliamentary Election, paying the consideration on the ideas and suggestions of all political parties, government officials and business community. The President made…

Posts Ministry Secretary removed from his post

The Secretary of the Ministry of Posts has been removed from his post by President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (Aug. 07), after considering of a complaint and recommendation for removal by Election Commissioner. The removed Secretary has been transferred to the Ministry of State Administration. Additional Secretary of the Ministry of State Administration has appointed him…

Rights of entrepreneurs to engage in businesses freely will be strictly protected – President

President Maithripala Sirisena said the government will create an environment where the business community should be able to operate freely without interference from politicians. He said this in his address to the closing ceremony of the Economic Summit 2015 at the Cinnamon Grand yesterday (August 5). The Summit was organized by the Ceylon Chamber of…

Ven Dr Bellanwila Wimalaratana Thero’s term as Chancellor of Shrijayawardanepura Univ extended

President Maithripala Sirisena extended the 5-year term of Ven. Dr Bellanwila Wimalaratana Nayake Thero as Chancellor of the Shrijayawardanepura University for a further period of five years. The President handed over the letter of extension to Ven Wimalaratana Thero at the Bellanvila Rajamaha Viharaya yesterday (August 4). The President offered pooja at the temple and…

President expresses satisfaction about improved cooperation with Turkey

President Maithripala Sirisena thanked Turkey for the steps taken to strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation. He said Turkish construction companies have partnered in several construction projects including a housing project in Mannar where 100 houses were built. He made this comment when the outgoing Turkish Ambassador Iskender Kemal Okyay paid a farewell call on President…

Knowledge we should earn for national security is unlimited – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the knowledge we should earn for national security is unlimited. Knowledge is the most powerful fact when we deal with international agreements, conventions, charters of United Nations Organization and International Monetary Fund, he said. The President made these remarks at a meeting held after opening of the post-graduate faculty building of…

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