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5th International Conference of International Association of Theravada Buddhist Universities commenced under President’s patronage

The inauguration ceremony of the 5th International Conference of the International Association of Theravada Buddhist Universities (IATBU) was commenced under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo, today (27). The Conference is organized by the International Association of Theravada Buddhist Universities once in every two years with the aim of strengthening the religious and…

The inaugural session of the Conference of Officers of Tri forces and Senior Non- commissioned Officers under President’s patronage

President Maithripala Sirisena said there is a need for a solution for the issue of the retirement of Army officers in an age where they can best serve the country as highly skilled persons with knowledge, understanding, and experiences without limits. He said as the Commander-in-Chief, he is ready to provide solutions to the issue…

Invoke merits to national heroes including Weera Keppetipola who sacrificed their lives in Uva Wellassa freedom fight under President’s patronage

The ceremony organized by the Shathi Foundation to invoke merits to  more than thousand national heroes including  Weera Keppetipola who sacrificed their lives in the freedom struggle in Uva Wellassa which commemorates its 200th Anniversary was held at Seruwila Buddhist Centre, Colombo 7 under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena today (25). President Sirisena participated…

I act in accordance with the Constitution – President tells Commonwealth Secretary General

(President Maithripala Sirisena greets Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland in New York in September 2018. (File Photo)) President Maithripala Sirisena told the Commonwealth Secretary General, Baroness Patricia Scotland that he has acted in accordance with the Constitution of Sri Lanka and would continue to stand for democratic practices. In a telephone conversation with Baroness…

Media Announcement

President Maithripala Sirisena expressed his deep appreciation for all the political parties representing the Parliament for reaching an agreement to appropriately follow the guidance given by him at the All Party Meeting held yesterday to end the prevailed conflict situation in the Parliament. Initially, the President paid his attention regarding the discord created in the Parliament…

Further assistance of science, technology and research field needed to resolve economic & development issues – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the government needs more assistance from the fields of science, technology and research to resolve the economic and development issues of the country. He made these remarks addressing the President’s Awards for Scientific Publication held in Colombo, today (19). President’s Awards for Scientific Publication were started in 2001 to recognize Sri…

By Sugeeswara Senadhira When Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike postponed general elections for 2 years in 1975, a State newspaper unwittingly carried an obituary about democracy, father of hope, justice, and liberty. Now, 43 years later, the Nation witnesses the blue blood murder of the supreme democratic institution, Parliament, where the murder is collectively committed by…

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