Category: Special

President instructs relevant authorities to immediately provide relief to flood victims

President Maithripala Sirisena instructed relevant authorities to immediately provide relief to the affected people due to floods and landslies because of continuous torrential rains. He asked the officials to provide relief supplies to affected people and take steps to provide all requirements without any undue concern about funds and added that required fund allocations will…

President reviews the progress of Gramashakthi people’s movement in Uva aimed at empowering 5,000 villages by 2020

President Maithripala Srisena urged all stakeholders to support the Gramashakthi People’s Movement without any political difference to achieve the goal of eradicating poverty. He made this appeal at the Provincial Steering Committee Meeting on the ‘Gramashakthi’ programme in Badulla yesterday (May 21).   The President will be directly progress review meetings of the Gramashakthi People’s…

‘Gramashakthi’ to battle real poverty

  by Sugeeswara Senadhira   The recent revelation of alarmingly high malnutrition rate among children of Sri Lanka is indeed an eye-opener for economic policy planners, some of whom were complacent with the achievement of impressive progress in extreme poverty reduction and the success of reducing the proportion of the population in poverty bracket to…

President says that it is a shame failing to identify the true identity of the terrorist and a war hero

President Maithripala Sirisena saya that our security forces have not been accused of war crimes in the resolution of the United Nations Human Rights Council as certain media and extremist parties falsely depict.  President Sirisena said that  today such accusations are made by the parties who support the L.T.T.E. and living abroad and those who…

President presents Vishishta Seva Vibushana

  President Maithripala Sirisena offered “Vishishta Seva Vibushana (Distinguished Service Decoration)” medals to the senior officers in the Sri Lanka Army, Navy and Air-Force, in appreciation of their great and excellent service, today (19) at the Presidential Secretariat.The Vishishta Seva Vibushana medals were awarded to the Senior Officers of the Regular Forces of the three…

Indian Army Chief calls on President

Chief of Staff of Indian Army, General Bipin Rawat called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s official residence in Colombo today (May 18). President Sirisena presented a souvenir to mark the occasion. Army Commander Lt Gen Mahesh Senanayake was also present on this occasion. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

President emphasizes war heroes should not be used to gain political mileage

President Maithripala Sirisena says if certain political party uses war heroes to gain their own political agenda, it is not an ethical in any way. The President made these remarks unveiling the ‘Wayamba Rana Abhiman’ War Heroes’ Monument in Kurunegala, yesterday (11). The new monument has been established to replace the displacement of war heroes’…

President stresses importance of a comprehensive programme on river conservation

President Maithripala Sirisena pointed out the importance of a comprehensive programme on river conservation, as the river system in the country faces giant challenge of erosion on shores. The President stated this during a meeting held with the representatives of the World Bank at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (10). President Sirisena pointed out that from…

International Nurses Day celebration under President’s patronage

The International Nurses Day celebration annually organized by the Public Services United Nurses Association was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH, today (10). International Nurses Day (IND) is celebrated every year all around the world on 12th of May to commemorate the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale and to mark the nurses’…

The speech made by President Maithripala Sirisena at the inauguration of the new session of the Parliament on May 8, 2018

Honourable Speaker, Honourable Members of parliament, As the President and Head of the Government of the people of Sri Lanka, I greet all of you at the opening of the Second Session of the 8th Parliament of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. You are aware that in accordance of the powers entrusted to me…

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