Category: Speeches

President emphasizes the need for a national policy for disabled children

President Maithripala Sirisena says he would make the required institutional and constitutional background to draft a national education policy for disabled children and to avoid defects in operating of international charters and agreements on the persons with disabilities and to ensure their will not face .  The President was speaking at the celebration of the…

I possess the self-confidence and strength to win over challenges to January 8 principles – President

“There are barriers, not only around corrupters but also around all our goals for a better country. But I have the self confidence and courage to win all of them,” says President Maithripala Sirisena. The President made these remarks at the intellectual discussion held today (Nov. 15) at the BMICH to mark 30th Anniversary of the…

Resist the attempts of the tobacco industry to undermine tobacco control  – President urges the world

“Tobacco & alcohol control at top of my national agenda” President Maithripala Sirisena urged the world community to resist the attempts of the tobacco industry to undermine tobacco control through litigation and interference in government policy-making. “We know that the industry will try to influence policymakers in many ways, often support petitioners to challenge government…

‘We must derive benefits from globalization through partnering with regional blocs’  – President

“Achieving shared prosperity is our primary objective. In our perspective, this means that we seek to benefit from the opportunities arising from cooperation while also ensuring that others in the region to benefit,” stated President Maithripala Sirisena addressing the BRICS and BIMSTEC Outreach Summit in Goa, India, yesterday (16).  We must derive benefits from globalization…

Sri Lanka committed to set up BIMSTEC Technology Transfer Center – President

President Maithripala Sirisena reiterated the commitment of the government to establish a BIMSTEC Center for Technology Transfer Facility to contribute to the collective drive for economic advancement. “To take Sri Lanka to the next stage of development, the vision of my government is to create a knowledge based competitive social market economy which is integrated…

Sri Lanka ready to be prime mover for development of science, technology and innovation in ACD region – President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that Sri Lanka considers that development of science and technology are important features to promote economic development. “In this connection, I am pleased to inform that Sri Lanka will take the lead as a prime mover on the pillar of science, technology, and innovation,” he said. Speaking at the Second Summit…

Address  by   His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena  President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka        General Debate of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly  New York, 21 September 2016   

English Translation Good Evening Blessings of the Triple Gem to all of you Ayubovan Vanakkam As-salamu alaykum It is an extremely happy occasion for me to participate in this 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly, as the President of Sri Lanka. During the past twenty months or so, we have ushered in a…

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