Category: Speeches

Refrain from making statements detrimental to national security – President  

President Maithripala Sirisena requested everyone to refrain from making statements which are detrimental to the national security of the country. He made these remarks participating in a ceremony to present ‘Rana Parashuwa’ and the ‘Regimental Rana Purashuwa’ to the Sri Lanka Army Special Forces marking the presentation of the President’s and Regimental Colours, today (16).…

Scroll on successful conclusion of Kandy Esala Perahera handed over to President

The Sannasa (Scroll) on the successful conclusion of the annual Kandy Esala Perahera was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena by Diyawadana Nilame Nelanga Dela Bandara at the President’s House in Kandy today ( August 15). The President warmly received the Diyawadana Nilame including the ‘Sathara’ (four) Kandy Devala Nilames and the ‘Pitisara’ Devala Nilames…

Everyone should come together to create a better country and a virtuous future generation – President

While ensuring the prevailing freedom and the democracy in the country, everyone should come together to create a better country and a virtuous future generation, President Maithripala Sirisena said. President made these comments addressing a gathering of youth followed by the opening of “SMART SRI LANKA” Vocational Training Institute in Katugatota today (15). The institute…

Lapses in the Constitution and election law are hurdles to creating a virtuous society – President

The prevailing legal framework and certain defects and lapses in the Constitution and the election laws, act as roadblocks to create a virtuous society, President Maithripala Sirisena said. Addressing the national ceremony to hand over the proposed recommendations for a new ethical political culture to all the political leaders at the BMICH today (6) President…

The government takes every possible step to improve Dhamma education – President

President said that the government will take every possible step to improve the Damma education in the country because it is very important for building a virtuous and disciplined society. President Maithripala Sirisena made this statement participating at the 124th Sunday School Day Celebration National Program held at the Kaduruwela Jayanthi Temple today (03rd) afternoon.…

Those who did not attempt to bring forth laws to prevent terrorism now try to repeal the death sentence – President

Certain segments who did not heed to the concerns of society to formulate stronger and tougher laws to eradicate terrorism in the aftermath of tragic incidents that took place on April 21st are now in a rush to bring laws to repeal the death punishment, President MaithripalaSirisena said. President Sirisena addressing a gathering today (02)…

All persons who are against imposing death penalty for drug traffickers are against the task of building a better country – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says all the persons who are against the process of imposing the death penalty for drug traffickers, are against the task of building a better country. The reason behind all the serious criminal activities like murder, robbery, rape is the drugs, the President said, adding that he decided to impose the death…

National Conference on Peace, Unity and Reconciliation under the patronage of President

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasizes that the Religious leaders should take the lead in mending the hearts of the people that were broken in the tragic incident of April 21st. The President also said that politicians should fulfill their national responsibility in this regard leaving aside their narrow political agendas. The President made these observations addressing…

President pledges not to privatize State Banks

Measures should be taken to strengthen State Banks but not to privatize them, President MaithripalaSirisena emphasized. He said it is his continued policy. The President made these comments at a ceremony to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Bank of Ceylon (BOC) held at BMICH today (30). Bank of Ceylon, a pioneer in delivering an…

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