Category: Special

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…

President calls on the people to fulfill their respective duties towards the environmental conservation with a continuous programme

President Maithripala Sirisena called on the people of the historic town of Kegalle to fulfill their respective duties towards the environmental conservation with a continuous programme, not limiting to that responsibility to a one day. The President further said that it is not a duty of one party, but all the citizens, including the politicians,…

Media Release

There is no truth in the news articles published by the Dinamina and Lakbima newspapers today (2018-05-25) under the titles ‘Civil Aragalayakata Pasubima Hadana Kisidu Kriyawakata Ida Notabanna’ (Do not allow place any move to create backdrop for a civil unrest) and ‘Rata Bedana Wada Gana Arakshaka Ansha Seeruwen’ (Security forces are on alert on…

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″]

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