Category: Speeches

We should win the construction sector by protecting environment – President

“Everybody should pay the attention on how far we can use our natural resources for the construction sector, with the challenges of the increase of population, geographical positions and the environmental resources”, says President Maithripala Sirisena. “Therefore, we should be ready to win the challenges of construction sector by protecting the environment”, he emphasized. The…

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…

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