Category: Speeches

People’s expectation today is for politicians who are against corruption and committed to democracy – President

The expectation of today’s people are for such political figures who are against corruption and absolutely committed to democracy says President Maithripala Sirisena. President Sirisena stated this at a ceremony to unveil the statue of late M.K.A.D.S. Gunawardena who was a prominent political activist of SLFPA held today (10) at Kanthale Municipal Council premises. The…

Strikers  should think about rights of innocent public when they think about their privileges – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says that the people who engaged in strike actions should think about the rights of the innocent public of the country in a similar manner they think about their privileges with a sense of humanity. He made these remarks participating in a ceremony held at the Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo, today (09)…

President invites all to join hands to achieve sustainable development goals

The first draft of the Vision 2030 document presented to the President. Achieving sustainable development goals is to make the country and the nation victorious, President Maithripala Sirisena said and invited all citizens including political leaders, academics, private sector, entrepreneurs and school children to join hands to achieve success in attaining these goals. He made…

Present development drive is for the welfare of the citizens but not for the benefit of politicians – President emphasizes

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that the present development drive is for the welfare of the citizens of the country, but not for the benefit of the politicians. The President made these remarks participating in the opening of the Hingurakgoda modern bus halt with a two-storey shopping centre, today (01). 60 projects out of 180 development…

A comprehensive programme will be launched across the island to eliminate disparities in the development – President

The historic programme to vest 180 development projects in the public commenced under the patronage of President in Polonnaruwa President Maithripala Sirisena says a comprehensive programme will be launched to attain balanced development in the country ,eliminating the disparities in the development of regions of the country, which has resulted due to the development that…

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  …

Emeritus Archbishop Rt. Rev. Oswald Gomis celebrated the Golden Jubilee of his consecration under President’s patronage

President Maithripala Sirisena says if a person is to be acknowledged and respected in the society, his philosophy and characteristics should run in the same path. The President made these remarks participating in the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of the consecration of Archbishop Emeritus Rt. Rev. Dr. Oswald Gomis held at the BMICH, yesterday…

Govt will not change decision taken to implement death penalty for drug smugglers: President

President Maithripala Sirisena today assured that he would not change the decision taken by the government to implement the death penalty for drug smugglers under any circumstance and despite the objections raised by some factions against the move. He expressed these views while addressing a ceremony held in Polonnaruwa to commence the construction works of…

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