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Eminent Indian violinist Professor V. Balaji calls on President

An eminent Indian violinist Professor V. Balaji of Varanasi University, India called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence, today (22). Professor V. Balaji attended the State Music Awards Ceremony 2016, held yesterday as a special guest and during the ceremony, he requested to perform before the President. Accordingly, an invitation extended to…

President at State Music Awards Ceremony 2016

The State Music Awards Ceremony 2016, organized by the Department of Cultural Affairs with the aim of promoting local musical industry held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre on June 21. During the ceremony the Director of Department of Cultural Affairs, Mrs. Anusha Gokula presented a souvenir of the…

The 74th Birth Anniversary celebration of Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera held under patronage of President

The 74th Birth Anniversary celebration of Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera organized by the  All Island Youth Abstinents Organization held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute on June 21. Persons who fulfilled a national duty for the prevention of drug menace were felicitated during the ceremony and Ven. Kuppiyawatta…

Academics hail foreign policy

MEN & EVENTS – by Sugeeswara Senadhira Although there are certain apprehensions about the acts of commission and omission of the government of good governance in some quarters, there seems to be universal agreement that the policies of President Maithripala Sirisena are the most suitable for the country. This is the view of not only the…

President discusses ways to strengthen Turkey-Sri Lanka ties

President Maithripala Sirisena discussed ways and means of further strengthening relations between Sri Lanka and Turkey when Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu called on him at the Official Residence in Colombo 7. The President urged Turkey to increase investments in Sri Lanka and the visiting Turkish Minister briefed the President on the steps the Turkish…

First anti-tobacco flag pinned on President

The first flag of the program to sell anti-tobacco flags, carried out in parallel to the World No Tobacco Day, was pinned on the President today (May 31) at the Presidential Secretariat. This program will be held for the 20th successive time under the theme “Towards a Tobacco Free Friendly Environment for All of Us…

All Gov. Institutes should embrace change and be open to new ideas – President

All the Government institutions should be committed to making structural changes within their institutions by implementing new ideas and strategies, says President Maithripala Sirisena. He made these remarks participating in an awards ceremony held at the BMICH, yesterday (24) to felicitate employees of the Road Development Authority as the organization celebrates its 30th Anniversary. In…

World Bank is Positive towards more Financial Assistance

The World Bank responded positively to a request made by President Maithripala Sirisena for further financial provision to Sri Lanka during the next four years as the country is marching towards the development by boosting the livelihood of the people. President made this request when 12executive officers of the World Bank met President Sirisena yesterday…

Presidential Task Force on Disaster Management Meets

President Maithripala Sirisena headed the meeting of the Presidential Task Force to manage recovery from the recent natural disaster outbreak and to normalize the livelihood living hood of the victims of the disaster, yesterday (May 23) at the Presidential Secretariat. The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, other relevant line ministers, Secretary to…

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