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President joins the first run of Pulathisi Inter City Train

The Pulathisi Inter City train service from Colombo Fort to Polonnaruwa commenced its first run today. President Maithripala Sirisena joined this inaugural Pulathisi train and travelled from Fort to Maradana railway station. The Pulathisi Inter City train travels daily at 3.00 p.m. from Fort Station and reaches Polonnaruwa Railway Station at 7.45 p.m. The eturn…

During last 5 years extensive tasks carried out for Mahaweli Development Project – President

President Maithripala Sirisena said as we celebrate 50 years of commencing the  Mahaweli Project, he was able to bring an outstanding revival of the Project. He made these remarks addressing the closing ceremony of the 31st Mahaweli Games held in Bisopura in Medirigiriya, today (08).  President Sirisena further said that the Mahaweli Development Project that spreads…

‘Rata Wenuwen Ekata Sitimu’ special programme conducted in Delft Island

A special programme organized in parallel to the ‘Rata Wenuwen Ekata Sitimu’ (Let’s Stand Together for the Country) which is currently underway in Jaffna district was conducted in Delft Island yesterday (27). Various social welfare programmes were carried out during the day for 4200 persons of 1224 families living in the island. Several awareness programmes…

President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the relevant authorities to expedite the investigations regarding the allegations of Central Bank bond scam. The President further advised to promptly conduct investigations and to take actions against the wrongdoers and said that the delay in conducting investigations is a hindrance to deliver justice. He made these remarks…

President attends the inauguration of International Conference on the Voyage of Faxian and the Silk Route

The international Conference, “The voyage of Faxian and the Silk Route” organized to commemorate the 1620th anniversary of the traveler-scholar Chinese Buddhist monk Venerable Faxian’s (also known as Fa-Hien) visit to Sri Lanka was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at BMICH today (28). Considered as the landmark event of Sino- Ceylon relations, the arrival of Ven.…

The silence of intellectuals a hindrance to the country’s development- President

President Maithripala Sirisena says that silence on the part of intellectuals and vesting the responsibilities on the politicians alone is a hindrance to the development of the country. He made these remarks participating at a ceremony to hand over appointment letters to teachers of the Southern Province held at the Weligama Urban Council, today (27).…

New Regional Office of State Timber Corporation in Anuradhapua declared open 

President Maithripala Sirisena declared open the newly constructed Regional Office of State Timber Corporation in Anuradhapura today (17) to mark the centenary of the Corporation. The President unveiled the plaque and opened the office premises. President also planted a tree in the office premises to mark the occasion. Minister  Chandrani Bandara, State Minister Ajith Mannapperuma,…

Sri Lanka and Cambodia pledge to promote Theravada Buddhism

Sri Lankan Mission in Cambodia soon Sri Lanka and Cambodia should work together to spread teachings of Theravada Buddhism throughout the world, President Maithripala Sirisena said. President made these comments attending a religious ceremony at Wat Langka Preah Kosomaram in Phnom Penh, Cambodia today (10). In order to achieve this objective measures will be taken…

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