Category: Speeches

Build edifice of sustainable development on self-discipline and equity – President Sirisena urges world leaders

President Maithripala Sirisena said the edifice of sustainable development should be built upon the foundation of self-discipline and equity. If this could be practised at a personal, community, national and global level, it would mark a giant leap forward for human kind, he added. “I propose that we, as national leaders, take cognizance of this…

We will strive continuously for gender equality and women’s empowerment – President

President Maithripala Sirisena said the government will take the responsibility of ensuring the promotion and protection of the rights of women in Sri Lanka very seriously and remains firm in the commitment to strive continuously with diligence to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment. Delivering the Commitment Statement at the Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender…

Sri Lanka, as a pioneer of eco-sensitive civilization will strive to achieve SDG goals – President

President Maithripala Sirisena said Sri Lanka will act with determination as a pioneer of eco-sensitive civilization that is emerging in the 21st century to achieve the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals and targets that have been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Addressing the UNGA Session on Sustainable Development…

Speech delivered by President Maithripala Sirisena at the 64th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party on September 2, 2015

I am a person who is on a slow journey. But I am not ready to turn back in that slow journey SLFP needs comprehensive reforms Although democracy prevailed quality of the politics declined continuously Defeat and victory of political parties are essential for sustenance of democracy   Today we are gathered here to celebrate…

President’s address at the Ranaviru Day, Matara

Today we celebrate one of the most historical and significant days of the recent past. Today is the anniversary of the day in which we ended the most ruthless and barbaric terrorism that lasted 30 years, brought peace to the nation, protected the territorial integrity and sovereignty, and our national heritage. We all have bitter…

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…

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