Category: Press

Path to poverty alleviation

President Maithripala Sirisena with Member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Chen Min-Er. Beijing’s keen desire to ensure further increase in existing friendly relations and close economic cooperation with Sri Lanka became evident once again when a senior member of the Chinese government paid a visit to Sri…

Startling revelations at sittings

COPE and COPA coping with corruption The startling revelations of massive revenue losses to the Treasury, due to malpractices at State enterprises, banks and public institutions and departments, with obvious official connivance, negligence or indifference shocked the Nation. Last week, at the Parliamentary Committee on Public Accounts (COPA), the officials revealed that the Government suffered…

President Sirisena and SLFP’s 68th birthday today

“In the midst of a storm full of obstacles, a President should always strive to promote what’s best for the country, even when criticised by his own people,” a humble quote by President Maithripala Sirisena.   Today is the 68th Anniversary of his party, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, and President Maithripala Sirisena’s 68th Birthday.…

Spate of programs to benefit the North

President Maithripala Sirisena inaugurated a series of development activities in the Northern Peninsula under Rata Wenuwen Ekata Sitimu programs. He laid the foundation stone for the construction of new fisheries harbor in Point Pedro, inaugurated the water scheme in Vadamarachchi and the international water conference to find ways and means to face future water challenges…

Recognition and respect for gallant soldiers

Road named after Gen Hamilton Wanasinghe: Admiral Wasantha Karanagoda, Admiral of the Fleet: Air Chief Marshal Roshan Gunathilake, Marshal of the Air Force: Lt Gen Shavendra Silva, Army Commander: President Maithripala Sirisena took a series of steps to provide due respect, honour and recognition to gallant officers of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces. Earlier this…

Sushma Swaraj’s friendship with Lanka

Sushma Swaraj, former Minister of External Affairs of Indian passed away earlier this week and Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “A glorious chapter in Indian politics comes to an end. India grieves the demise of a remarkable leader who devoted her life to public service and bettering lives of the poor. Sushma Swaraj Ji was…

‘Mahaweli: River of Reconciliation’ and ‘Post 1995 Mahaweli’ launched

Saga of the Mahaweli “The Mahaweli Development Project, commenced four decades ago, will continue to enrich the paddies and lives of Sri Lankan farmers for another hundreds of thousands of years,” said President Maithripala Sirisena at the launch of two books, Mahaweliya – Sanhindiyawe Gangawa and 95 Pasu Mahawelia at the BMICH on Wednesday (July…

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