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CC must be like Caesar’s wife, above suspicion

by Sugeeswara Senadhira It is very unfortunate that the Constitutional Council (CC) which was once hailed as the biggest achievement of the Yahapalana government has been maligned, challenged and questioned today. This high authority which has powers to appoint/nominate the Supreme Court judges as well as the judges of Court of Appeal and other courts, chairpersons…

Authority on rehabilitation of drug addicts to be set up

President Maithripala Sirisena announced that the government would set up an authority on rehabilitation of drug addicts The Presidwent drawn his attention towards eradication of illicit drugs through strengthening laws regarding drug controls and drug raids. He emphasized the need to rehabilitate drug addicts at the same time and obtained the approval for a Cabinet…

‘Gramashakthi National Week’ is declared to accelerate distribution of benefits of ‘Gramashakthi People’s Movement’

Rs.450 million allocate to implement ‘Gramashakthi People’s Movement’ within the Western Province in 2019 President points out importance of expanding Gramashakthi project to urban underprivileged people President instructs officials to reduce the cost of registering small businesses President Maithripala Sirisena pointed out the importance of implementing the ‘Gramashakthi People’s Movement’ aiming at uplifting the underprivileged…

The Gramashakthi Western Province steering committee meeting will be chaired by President tomorrow

The project of the ‘Gramashakthi People’s Movement’ Western Provincial Planning Committee will be met tomorrow (18th) in Henegama, Gampaha under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, under the direction of the President Task Force on poverty alleviation. In the last year, grants amounting to Rs. 47 million were provided to Gramashakthi societies in the Colombo…

All those who love the country should unitedly form a much needed national movement – President.

Bringing forth a new national movement to form a new goverment and a new set of programs  for the betterment of the country is the main responsibility of all those who love the country  today, said President Maithripala Sirisena.   The President made these remarks participating as the chief guest at the 22nd Annual Conference…

Law must be properly enforced against those who engage in drug smuggling & environmental damage irrespective of their status & positions – President emphasized

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that the law must be properly enforced against the persons who are engaged in drug smuggling and environmental damage irrespective of their status and positions in the society. The President made these remarks addressing the Anuradhapura District Environmental Conference held at the Salgadu Grounds in Anuradhapura, today (14). President Sirisena expressing…

Eric Prasanna Weerawardana appointed Director General of Smart Sri Lanka

Former  Member of Parliament Eric Prassanna Weerawardhana has been appointed as the Director General of  Smart Sri Lanka Project conducted under the President’s office.   Mr Weerawardhana received his letter of appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s office today(13).   Earlier, Mr Weerawardhana served as Private Secretary to the President .

Anuradhapura district special environment conference tomorrow under President’s patronage

The Anuradhapura district special environment conference organized by the Environmental Conservation National Programme will be held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Salgadu Grounds, Anuradhapura, tomorrow (14). In this conference, which is to be held under the patronage of the President as the Minister of Environment, special attention will be drawn regarding…

Cabinet paper to provide compensation for the small & medium scale rice mill owners to be presented to the Cabinet meeting tomorrow- President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the cabinet paper to provide compensation and solutions for the issues faced by small and medium scale rice mill owners will be presented to the Cabinet meeting tomorrow. President Sirisena made these remarks at a meeting held at Battaramulla, Ape Gama premises with the small and medium scale entrepreneurs, today (11).…

Economic Transformation will take place this year – President invites all public servants to join hands

An important decision by the President to protect the environment It is mandatory to obtain a licence for  Chainsaw Machine ”This is an election year. While politicians are fighting this election this year, we are confronted with the challenge of raising the country’s economic growth rate, which is an achievable goal this year” stating President Maithripala Sirisena invited…

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