Category: Speeches

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…

Govt. committed to pure & transparent financial management – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the Government is committed to strengthen the national economy by ensuring the purity and transparency of financial management. The president made these remarks addressing the inauguration ceremony of the 20th Annual Meeting of the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering, commenced in Colombo, today (17). The 2017 APG Annual Meeting and Technical…

Dreams of those who try to come to power through political conspiracies will never come true – President

“Those who stole the people’s money, made unlawful profits from state property and committed fraud, corruption and crimes when they were in power, are trying to convince the people that they are coming to power again”, says President Maithripala Sirisena. “Those attempts which are based on the ignoble political conspiracies will never become a reality.…

Trade Union Movement of SLFP contributed transformations of the country – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the Trade Union Movement of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) contributed to make a huge transformation in the economic, social and cultural fields of the country. “The SLFP and its trade union movement were humanist movements forwarded through one path”, he said. The President was speaking at the occasion to…

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