Category: Special

Swift distribution of drought relief on the instruction of the President

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the relevant authorities to take immediate steps to provide necessary relief measures to the people affected by the prevailing drought situation in several districts of the country. The President, following a discussion held with the Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance, has allocated Rs. 9000 million for these relief…

Ideas of intellectuals obtained to enrich and nurish the draft of National Sustainability Discourse 

The scholars emphasized that they are willing to provide their fullest support to the Sustainability discourse as it will focus on the development of all sectors in a broader sense. Under the programme carried out by President Maithripala Sirisena to provide the necessary leadership to achieve sustainable development objectives in 2030, the National Sustainability discourse…

UN  Resident Co-ordinator meets the President

Newly-appointed Resident Co-ordinator for the United Nations in Sri Lanka Ms. Hanna Singer called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s residence. President Sirisena thanked the UN Resident Co-ordinator for the support extended over a long period of time for the development programmes of Sri Lanka. Ms Singer assured the President that she would explore…

Four  new envoys present credentials to President

Four new ambassadors and high commissioners to Sri Lanka presented their credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s House, Colombo, today (06). The envoys are: Mr. Hanspeter Mock           –  Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation Mr.Giovanni Rene Castillo Polanco-  Ambassador of the Republic of Guatemala Mrs.Judith Kang’oma Kapijimpanga – High Commissioner of the Republic of Zambia Mr.Tan Yang…

President celebrates birthday with religious observances

Religious activities across the country  The 67th birthday of President Maithripala Sirisena falls today. Maithripala Sirisena was born on 3 September 1951, few hours after the official launch of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) on 2 September 1951. He was born as the eldest son of Mr. Pallewatte Gamaralalage Albert Sirisena and Mrs.  Yapa…

President establishes a special Unit to submit complaints relating to  Moragahakanda-Kalu Ganga Development Project

A special Unit has been established to submit any firm information with the evidence regarding the fraud, corruption and malpractices relating to construction works of the Moragahakanda-Kalu Ganga Development Project. This Unit has been set up fulfilling a promise made by the President as to swiftly establish this Unit, at the water filling ceremony of…

The foundation which strengthen national economy is the agriculture – President

The water filling ceremony of the Kalu Ganga under President’s patronage Construction of the second stage of the Upper Elahera Canal, Kaluganga-Moragahakanda Transfer Canal/Tunnel, which is the longest tunnel in the South Asia, commenced The project will generate25MW hydro-power to the national grid Moragahakanda Reservoir named in honour of Engineer A. N. S. Kulasinghe  …

Udaya R. Seneviratne assumes duties as Secretary to the President

Udaya R.Seneviratne, a former senior administrative officer, assumed duties as the new Secretary to the President. He obtained his letter of appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s office today (6). Udaya R.Seneviratne worked as the Secretary of the Ministry of science technology and research and retired from the position several months ago and…

Director General of IRRI met with President

The Director General of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) said that they are ready to provide required technical assistance in utilizing satellite technology to reduce the impact of climate change on the country’s rice production. The Director General of the IRRI Dr. Matthew Morell made these remarks when he and his delegation met with…

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