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“Mini Kirula” scholarships program held under patronage of President

President Maithripala Sirisena awarded scholarships to 100 students who have qualified to enter the University from the Ratnapura District under the “Mini Kirula” Scholarships program held at the provincial council auditorium, New town, Rathnapura on March 22. The Scholarship felicitation ceremony was organized by the Sri Lanka Gem Traders Association and the Gem Miners Association.…

A special committee to look into nationwide power failure

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed a special committee to make recommendations to the Government regarding the steps that should be taken immediately on nationwide power failure considering issues related in this regard and scrutinizing the other factors on this matter. The committee is comprised of Minister of Power and Renewable Energy, Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Ministers Susil…

‘Sport for All’ program under patronage of President

The project  titled ‘Sport for All’ by the  Sri Lanka Foundation for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled was launched under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence on March 12. During the event the President met with the differently-abled children and appreciated their talents. He was moved by the responses made…

Representatives of reconciliation should educate both North & the South – President

“The representatives of the reconciliation should visit not only the North, but also the South. They should educate the people in the North and the South about the reconciliation process”, says President Maithripala Sirisena. He was addressing the ceremony to hand over 701 acres of lands to original owners who lost their lands during the…

Need for a proper study of constitution making

The United Kingdom, the mother of the Westminster model of democracy functions without a written Constitution. It has successfully carried on a democratic Constitution based on traditions and conventions very smoothly without running into major hurdles for more than a century. As Sri Lanka is to venture into drafting of a new Constitution – the…

United we stand – Interview with H E Maithripala Sirisena

Interview with H E Maithripala Sirisena President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Interviewer: Waqas Ahmed, Head of Special Projects, FIRST Magazine       Maithripala Sirisena has a Diploma in Agriculture and Political Science. He was first elected to Parliament in 1989, joining the Cabinet as Minister of Mahaweli Development and Parliamentary…

Climate change and unchanged long-distance patriotism

The world seems to have realized its priorities right. The leaders of the world – more than 130 Heads of States and Heads of Governments – and senior ministerial representatives from other countries met in Paris to highlight the top priority today, the climate change. The United Nations Climate Change (COP21/CMP11) held at Le Borget…

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