Category: Speeches

‘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…

President urges party members and progressive forces to join hands to form a SLFP government in future

President Maithripala Sirisena said that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will contest the upcoming local government polls under the SLFP’s traditional ‘hand’ symbol. “We are firing the first salvo towards forming a SLFP Government at this convention,” President Sirisena said at the SLFP 65th Anniversary Convention in Kurunegala on September 4. Hinting strongly at…

Aviation safety remains our top priority – President

“My government is committed without any reservations to upgrade, develop and maintain the domestic aviation industry in conformity with the applicable international standards. All possible measures will be taken for their effective implementation to enhance efficiency, effectiveness and economy”, said President Maithripala Sirisena addressing the 53rd Conference of Directors General of Civil Aviation of Asia…

President condemns terrorist attack in Bangladesh

President Maithripala Sirisena, condemning the terrorist act and hostage taking in the Diplomatic conclave in Dhaka, Bangladesh, expressed his condolence to the Government and the people of Bangladesh over the incident. In his message of condolence, the President said that the Government and the people of Sri Lanka strongly condemn terrorist acts in all its…

My commitment is to fulfill the needs of the country and not to regain power – President

I total commitment is to accomplish the essential needs of the country and not to regain the power, said President Maithripala Sirisena. “Some alleged that I have betrayed my country through my government’s foreign policy. I reject such allegations. No nation has tried to influence or pressurise the Sri Lankan government. But, they have one…

Steer econ growth to sustain well-being of Asia – President Sirisena calls on G 7

President Maithripala Sirisena said that Japan’s formal announcement that G7 will explore what is needed to sustain the well-being of Asia to steer economic growth, highlights the relevance of Sri Lanka being here. “It endorses Prime Minister Abe’s reasoning for selecting us.” Addressing the G 7 Outreach Summit today (May 27) in Ise-Shima in Japan,…

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