Category: Special

Garbage disposal declared an essential service

President Maithripala Sirisena instructed to issue an extraordinary gazette notification to declare garbage disposal as an essential service, with effect from midnight of April 20. The gazette focuses on steps that are being taken when disposing, collecting, transporting, storing, preparing, segregating garbage and disposing garbage collected from households as well as that which is collected…

President emphasizes need of a joint programme to protect archaeological sites

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized the need of a joint programme to protect the historical places with great archaeological value. He made these remarks during a discussion regarding protecting historic places with archaeological values held at the President’s Official Residence, today (22). During the meeting it was discussed in detail to implement a accelerated programme to…

President meets Malaysian King

The official meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and the King of Malaysia Sultan Muhammad was held today (Dec. 16) at the Palace of the Malaysian King. President Sirisena who arrived in the palace, was warmly welcomed by the King. During the discussion, the Malaysian King praised the activities of the new government of Sri Lanka.…

My commitment is to fulfill the needs of the country and not to regain power – President

I total commitment is to accomplish the essential needs of the country and not to regain the power, said President Maithripala Sirisena. “Some alleged that I have betrayed my country through my government’s foreign policy. I reject such allegations. No nation has tried to influence or pressurise the Sri Lankan government. But, they have one…

Full text of the Special Statement made by President Maithripala Siorisena on the steps taken to provide relief to the people affected by floods and landslides:

Today, I am making this statement before my beloved people to briefly explain the disastrous situation faced by the people resulting from this inclement weather, landslides and floods and further to explain about the steps that had been taken by the Government in this regard. I take this opportunity to convey our deepest condolences as…

A special committee to look into nationwide power failure

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed a special committee to make recommendations to the Government regarding the steps that should be taken immediately on nationwide power failure considering issues related in this regard and scrutinizing the other factors on this matter. The committee is comprised of Minister of Power and Renewable Energy, Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Ministers Susil…

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