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SLFP’s responsibility is to work for betterment of the country – President

A special meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and the newly elected members to the Parliament from Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) was held today (Aug. 20) at the Presidential Secretariat. The meeting was organized to congratulate the SLFP members newly elected to the Parliament and discuss about current political developments and future course of action.…

Proposals for three national programs will be presented to first cabinet meeting – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says he would present the proposals related to national programs to be implemented for local food production, environment preservation and drug eradication, to the first cabinet meeting. He made these remarks at a meeting with the members of the Task Forces of above programs, held today (Aug. 20) at the Presidential Secretariat.…

President condoles demise of Suvra Mukarjee

President Maithripala Sirisena expresses his deepest sympathy over the demise of Mrs. Suvra Mukherjee, wife of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee. The President sending a special Message of Condolence expressed his sympathy to the people of India and the relations of Mrs. Swara Mukherjee, on behalf of the Government and the people of Sri Lanka. He…

China congratulates SL on peaceful polls, UNFGG victory

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a press briefing that the general election in Sri Lanka went on peacefully and smoothly. “The United National Front for Good Governance led by Ranil Wickremesinghe won the election and will form the new government. We express our congratulations to the Sri Lankan people. We believe that…

President condoles over Thailand tragedy

President Maithripala Sirisena extends his deepest sympathy over the tragedy made by the bomb blast outside Erawan Shrine in central Bangkok on Monday. Sending a Message of Condolence, the President stated the Government and the people of Sri Lanka strongly condemn this dastardly act, and stand in solidarity with the Government and the people of…

Ban Ki-Moon congratulates President for conducting a free & fair election

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon congratulated President Maithripala Sirisena for conducting recently concluded Parliamentary Elections in a  free and fair manner. In a telephone conversation with the President today (19), the Secretary General  commended the President, the Government and the election process for  conducting a free and fair election without any interference. He also said…

Sanga, Brand Ambassador for anti-drug crusade

President Maithripala Sirisena says he would strongly take the drug prevention program forward, obtaining the international support. He added that new technology will be greatly utilized in this campaign. The President said he would not hesitate to strictly implement legal provisions against drug dealers, irrespective of their social status. President Sirisena made these remarks at…

UN chief congratulates new SL govt.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on the new government in Sri Lanka under United National Front (UNF) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to make further progress on good governance, accountability and reconciliation. “The Secretary-General applauds the people of Sri Lanka for their peaceful and broad-based participation in the parliamentary elections of August 17,” a statement issued…

President casts his vote

President Maithripala Sirisena cast his vote at Sri Vidyaloka Temple at about 2.00pm today (Aug. 17) for the General Election 2015. The President who arrived in the polling center with his children and his wife Mrs. Jayanthi Sirisena also had cordial discussions with the people there, after casting his vote. He engaged religious activities before…

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