Category: Speeches

The proposal to include the Theravada Tripitaka into the Memory of the World Register of UNESCO presented

Legacy of protecting, nurturing of Tripitaka and to present it to the world in writing lies on us as Sri Lankans. Maha Nayaka Theros commended the efforts  taken by the President to declare Tripitaka as a World Heritage The occasion of religious significance of presentation of the proposal to declare the Theravada Tripitaka, the sacred…

President opens ‘Methsiri Sevana’ , the Kidney Patients Relief Service,  Welfare and Research Centre

President Maithripala Sirisena says due to the broad programmes launched within the past four years in preventing the kidney disease there is a reduction in the spread of kidney disease. The President further said that the public services have been stronger in the last four years, regardless of criticisms. He also said that those services…

Award Ceremony of the Diploma in Sociology and Criminology at University of Sri Jayewardenepura is being held under the patronage of the President

The Diploma Course in Sociology and Criminology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura were held at the BMICH today (19th) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. 166 students who successfully completed the courses obtained the Diploma Certificates and 6 students symbolically were presented diploma certificates by the President.…

President launches five-year National Action Plan to eliminate bribery and corruption

President Maithripala Sirisena says that the Singapore government should make a clear statement about its policy regarding the handing over the responsible person for the Central Bank bond issue to the Sri Lankan government. Speaking at the launch of the National Action Plan for the eradicatinon of bribery and corruption today morning (18th) at Colombo,…

President emphasized that he will fulfill the responsibility of protecting the Buddhist philosophy for future generations

The ‘Tripitakabhivandana’ Week has been declared prior to the proposal made by Sri Lanka to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to declare the Theravada Tripitaka as a World Heritage, to create a Buddhist revival in the country as well as to provide knowledge to the younger generation regarding the Theravada Tripitaka,…

President meets Sri Lankan community in Kenya

President Maithripala Sirisena says the task of building Sri Lanka as a State where economically prosperous as well as disciplined future generation live has been implemented at present. The President made these remarks addressing the Sri Lankan community in Kenya, yesterday (15). At present, Sri Lankans are working in Kenya mainly in the fields of…

Climate vagaries; Biggest challenges faced by the farmers in Sri Lanka – President tells UN Environment Assembly in Kenya

President Maithripala Sirisena said that the biggest challenge faced by the farmers in Sri Lanka is the uncertain climatic conditions. “Agriculture is the main source of livelihood for people living in the rural areas of Sri Lanka and it has much potential for greening and to be climate smart. We like to see Sustainable Consumption…

Teachers’ responsibility to create a disciplined young generation is boundless – President  

President Maithripala Sirisena says even though traditionally in our country children are disciplined at schools, at present, the interference of the concept of human rights in the duty of teachers has made it a challenge for the task of building a better future generation. The President further said that although various ideas were emerging in…

Govt. decided to exempt many countries from visa requirement for tourism & travel purposes – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says at present the Government has decided to exempt many courtiers from visa requirement when visiting the country for travel purposes as well as Buddhist religious activities. The President made these remarks participating at the opening ceremony of the newly built  Vihara Mandiraya  at the  International Cambodian  Buddhist  Center,  Kaduwela, today (09).…

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