Category: Speeches

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,…

Full text of the Special Statement made by President Maithripala Siorisena on the steps taken to provide relief to the people affected by floods and landslides:

Today, I am making this statement before my beloved people to briefly explain the disastrous situation faced by the people resulting from this inclement weather, landslides and floods and further to explain about the steps that had been taken by the Government in this regard. I take this opportunity to convey our deepest condolences as…

The Full text of the speech by President Maithripala Sirisena at the Anti-Corruption Summit held in London on May 12

  I thank Hon. Mr. David Cameron, Prime Minister for inviting me to attend this Anti-Corruption Summit in London. I consider this summit a significant step to combine our collective efforts to fight corruption that is wide spread all over the world. Corruption is one of the factors that promote political violence and other forms…

British Premier commends Lanka’s commitment for corruption free good governance

British Prime Minister David Cameron commended the commitment of the Sri Lankan Government for corruption free good governance. He made these remarks when he met President Maithripala Sirisena for bilateral discussions on the sidelines of the Anti Corruption Summit, being held in London today (May 12). At the venue British Prime Minister, David Cameron warmly…

Govt is determined to solve problems inherited in 1948 as well as unsolved post-conflict issues – President

President Maithripala Sirisena called on the people to extend fullest cooperation to the government to fulfill the task of building the Nation by solving the issues left behind by the Colonial rulers in 1948 and the post-conflict issues that were not resolved after May 2009. Addressing the Nation on the occasion of the 68th anniversary…

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