Category: Speeches

President urges world to support forward march of Sri Lanka towards reconciliation, restoration of democratic freedoms, human rights and rule of law

President Maithripala Sirisena called upon the international community to seriously consider the tremendous progress made by the government towards reconciliation, restoration of democratic freedoms, human rights and the rule of law and extend the fullest support to the slow, but the steady forward march of Sri Lanka to build a progressive, democratic, free and equal…

Protecting environment is everyone’s responsibility – President

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasizes the need to fulfill everybody’s responsibility on the environmental preservation and environmental evaluation, and to protect the high value of environment. The President made these remarks at the occasion today (Sep. 14) to open the newly built ‘Sobadam Piyasa’ building complex at the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment. The President…

President presents Presidential Exports Awards

“Though the international financial institutions have accepted Sri Lanka as a middle income country, it is essential to handle our economic disparities inside the country”, says President Maithripala Sirisena. “We strictly took this into consideration when establishing the National Economic Council. Strengthening of the rural economy and enhancing the local agriculture were prior objectives of…

President emphasizes that he will not allow anyone to do any harm to Jagath Jayasuriya or any war hero

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that he will not allow anyone in the world to do anything for Retd Major Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya or any of Sri Lanka’s military commanders or war heroes. He made these remarks addressing the 66th anniversary celebrations of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) held at the Campbell Park in Borella,…

National Economic Council to meet soon to strengthen national economy – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the National Economic Council which was appointed by him to make a comprehensive transformation in the agriculture and industrial sectors in the country, with the objective of strengthening of the national economy, will meet for the first time on the 12th of September. He mentioned the Asian Development Bank and the…

Govt. will fulfill its responsibilities to strengthen Samurdhi Movement-President

President Maithripala Sirisena says today the Samurdhi Movement has developed into a broad national power of the people for economic prosperity. He assured that the Government will fulfill its responsibilities without any hesitation to carry forward the Samurdhi Movement taking it from strength to strength in the future.   He made these remarks addressing the…

National Economic Council established to strengthen country’s economy – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says he decided to establish National Economic Council to strengthen the national economy by formalizing the economic management in the country. He said the objectives of NEC are to increase the export income and develop the local industry. He pointed out there is a need for a stronger program for the development…

Perahera Sandeshaya handed over to President to inform successful completion of Kandy Esala Perahera

The annual Esala Perahera which is held in veneration of the sacred tooth relic; considered as the sacred pinnacle of the state was concluded successfully today (Aug. 08). Accordingly, the Diyawadana Nilame Nilanga Dela handed over the Perahera Sandeshaya (Sannasa) to President Maithripala Sirisena to inform the successful completion of the Kandy Esala Perahera at…

Issues of farming community not solved due to failure to prioritize projects for farmer upliftment

President Maithripala Sirisena says even though an agricultural country, during the past period priority was not given for the development projects aimed at the upliftment of the economy of the farmers as well as the issues of them were not resolved. He made these remarks participating in an event to vest the Medawachchiya Berty Premalal…

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