Category: Special

A Special Investigation Committee within next 24 hours to investigate causes and background for national catastrophe that occurred today  -President

President Maithripala Sirisena has stated that he will announce within the next 24 hours regarding the appointment of a Special Investigation Committee headed by a Judge of the Supreme Court to investigate causes and background for the grave national catastrophe that occurred today (21) claiming many lives. The Committee will study other reasons that pave…

Special Media Release

A special meeting was held with the participation of Heads of Security Forces, Police and Civil Security Department and other relevant Agencies regarding the current security situation in the country, and during that meeting, the Government decided to take steps to tighten security at all religious places, tourist hotels, hospitals and Embassies and provide security…

President condemns dastardly attack and calls for restraint and patience

Orders swift investigations to find culprits behind conspiracy President Maithripla Sirisena expressed his, shock, deep pain and dismay over the brutal attacks on places of religious worship and other civilian establishments. He said that that he has instructed all law enforcement agencies and defence services to take every possible step to maintain law and order…

President plants a sapling at the auspicious time

President Maithripala Sirisena joined the ritual of planting a fruit sapling today (15th) morning at the auspicious time 11.17 am in the presidential official residence. The auspicious time to plant a sapling was 11.17 a. m. today morning, facing the East, suitably wearing a white dress was added to this Sinhala and Tamil New Year…

President performs New Year rituals

Keeping with the tradition, President Maithripala Sirisena performed New Year rituals today (April 14) at his Official Residence in Colombo. The President joined the ritual to light the hearth with Mrs. Jayanthi Sirisena and other members of the immediate family. The President planted a sapling at his official residence at the auspicious time. Thereafter he…

The proposal to include the Theravada Tripitaka into the Memory of the World Register of UNESCO presented

Legacy of protecting, nurturing of Tripitaka and to present it to the world in writing lies on us as Sri Lankans. Maha Nayaka Theros commended the efforts  taken by the President to declare Tripitaka as a World Heritage The occasion of religious significance of presentation of the proposal to declare the Theravada Tripitaka, the sacred…

Media Statement

Certain Sri Lankan media, quoting a media reports published in Singapore regarding an alleged statement made by a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore, have published is a totally baseless report. Those media reports have stated that, according to the extradition laws of Singapore, the Government of Sri Lanka has not provided…

‘I am personally against sending Sri Lankan women as migrant domestic workers’-  President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the upper class who enjoy the luxurious as well as the high ranking government officials and the politicians who use luxurious vehicles, enjoy these facilities owing to the foreign exchange earned by female migrant domestic workers.   Even though the migrant domestic workers are the main source that earn foreign exchange…

Speech delivered by President Maithripala Sirisena at the 71st Independence Day celebrations on February 4, 2019

Speech delivered by President Maithripala Sirisena at the 71st Independence Day celebrations on February 4, 2019 Most Venerable Mahasangha, Hindu, Islam and Christian Prelates, President of Maldives who is the Guest of Honor at the71st Independence Day celebrations, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Speaker of Parliament, Chief Justice, Your Excellencies representing foreign governments, Ministers and…

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