Category: Speeches

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…

Your Excellencies, I thank you for attending this meeting, despite short notice. I value your presence here as most distinguished representatives of your countries in Sri Lanka as my government considers cordial, friendly relations and close cooperation with all nation is the hallmark of our foreign policy. The people of Sri Lanka gave me a…

Blessings of the Noble Triple Gem Ven. Members of the Maha Sangha, Reverend Clergy of Hindu, Islam, Catholic and other faiths Hon. Prime Minister, Hon. Speaker, Secretary to the President and all State Officers The Heads of the Security Forces Distinguished Guests, My Dear Friends, This is the occasion when we celebrate the 67th Independence…

First, I wish all of you be blessed with strength, courage and good luck to fulfill your duties in a perfectly satisfactory manner. We, as a new Government, have given this responsibility keeping utmost faith in all of you. In the Presidential Election held on January 8 people brought us power, trusting our election manifesto…

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