Category: Speeches

Your Excellency Xi Jinping, Hon. Yasuo Fukuda, Chairman, Boao Forum for Asia Mr. Zhou Wenzhong, Secretary General, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It gives me great pleasure to participate in this august gathering,which brings together world leaders as well as the global business community upon a common platform fora constructive and mutually beneficial dialogue. Such a…

Your Excellencies, I thank you for attending this meeting, despite short notice. I value your presence here as most distinguished representatives of your countries in Sri Lanka as my government considers cordial, friendly relations and close cooperation with all nation is the hallmark of our foreign policy. The people of Sri Lanka gave me a…

Blessings of the Noble Triple Gem Ven. Members of the Maha Sangha, Reverend Clergy of Hindu, Islam, Catholic and other faiths Hon. Prime Minister, Hon. Speaker, Secretary to the President and all State Officers The Heads of the Security Forces Distinguished Guests, My Dear Friends, This is the occasion when we celebrate the 67th Independence…

First, I wish all of you be blessed with strength, courage and good luck to fulfill your duties in a perfectly satisfactory manner. We, as a new Government, have given this responsibility keeping utmost faith in all of you. In the Presidential Election held on January 8 people brought us power, trusting our election manifesto…

Chief Incumbent of the Amarapura Shree Dharmarakhitha Maha Nikaya Most Venerable Ananda Anunayaka Thero Venerable Girambe Ananda Thero Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero Venerable Keenagama Palitha Thero Venerable Dambara Amila Thero and other venerable Theros Reverend religious leaders of Hindu, Islam and Catholic Political party leaders gathered here Members of Parliament, Provincial Council and all the…

May the Noble Triple Gem bless you all! Most Venerable Wandaruwe Upali nayake Thera and other venerable Sangha of the Thrinikaye, My dear friend, former minister Rajitah Senaratne, former ministers Lakshman Kiriella and Rauf Hakeem, Mr Wijayadasa Rajapakshe and other Members of Parliament and members of provincial legislatures, Meritorious parents, children and friends, I am…

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