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President instructs to provide maximum security to Presidential candidates

The National Security Council headed by President Maithripala Sirisena today (15) decided to provide maximum security to all the candidates who will be contesting the upcoming Presidential election.

October 17, 2019


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President graces STF Passing Out ceremony

President Maithripala Sirisena graced the Passing Out ceremony of the 76th basic course of the Special Task Force (STF), at the STF Training School in Katukurunda, today (05 October).

October 05, 2019


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UK Foreign Office Minister Lord Ahmed praises reconciliation process in Sri Lanka

Lord Tariq Ahmed of Wimbledon, British Minister of State for Commonwealth, UN and South Asia, commended the efforts taken by the government of President Maithripala Sirisena to strengthen the process of reconciliation amidst the severe challenge posed by the dastardly terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday.

October 03, 2019


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First poppy flower pinned on President

The first poppy flower of the Poppy Day was pinned on President Maithripala Sirisena today (01) at the President’s Office.

October 02, 2019


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Children’s Day Message

In any country in the world, the present young genaration is the key to preserve its furure prosperity and pride

October 01, 2019


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China donates explosive detectors worth 750 million

The government of People’s Republic of China has donated several equipment including drugs and explosive detector worth Rs. 750 million to Sri Lanka.

September 27, 2019


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President intervenes to grant lifetime salary for disabled war heroes.

The Cabinet Memorandum submitted by President Maithripala Sirisena as the Minister of Defence, to grant lifetime salaries for disabled war heroes has been approved by the Cabinet.

September 27, 2019


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President declares open ‘Lotus Tower’

Turning a new leaf in the modern history of the country, the ‘Lotus Tower’ was declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena during a ceremony, today (16th September 2019).

September 16, 2019


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‘Udarai Oba’ unveiled at the Nelum Pokuna

It was an unforgettable evening of an enchanting musical journey when curtains were drawn for the much awaited musical extravaganza, ‘Udarai Oba’, held at the Nelum Pokuna theatre, this evening (14 September).

September 14, 2019


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President instructs to expedite process of introducing new laws to prevent terrorism

President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to expedite the process of amending the rules and regulations and introducing new laws to prevent terrorism.

September 13, 2019


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President instructs to release lands without impeding national security

President Maithripala Sirisena instructed relevant officials to take steps to release lands without creating any hindrance to national security.

August 30, 2019


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‘Rata Wenuwen Ekata Sitimu’ special programme conducted in Delft Island

A special programme organized in parallel to the ‘Rata Wenuwen Ekata Sitimu’ (Let’s Stand Together for the Country) which is currently underway in Jaffna district was conducted in Delft Island yesterday (27).

 

August 29, 2019


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Russian scientist presents innovative invention to President

A Russian scientist presented an exclusive detective equipment which can sense explosives, radiations and chemicals presented to President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Office today (27).

August 28, 2019


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INTERPOL Medal for President Maithripala Sirisena

INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock praised the steps taken by President Maithripala Sirisena, the Ministry of Defence, Sri Lanka Police and intelligence services for swiftly taking action to apprehend the criminals who were responsible for the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks.

August 27, 2019


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President Commissions Navy Ship

An Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) of the Sri Lanka Navy received its commission by President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Maithripala Sirisena during a Commissioning Ceremony held at the Colombo harbor, this evening (22nd Thursday, August 2019).

August 22, 2019


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President chairs a meeting to formulate a standard mechanism to distribute explosives

A discussion focused on the ways and means to minimize irregularities occur while issuing explosive materials and to formulate a regulated procedure to distribute them was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today (20).

August 21, 2019


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Peace Envoy Akashi, a special friend of Sri Lanka - President

President Maithripala Sirisena says staunch peace-maker Yasushi Akashi is a loyal and trusted friend of Sri Lanka. He said this when the Japanese peace envoy Akashi called on President Sirisena at the President's Office today (July 20).

August 20, 2019


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President confers Veerodhara Vibushana medals on two war heroes

President Maithripala Sirisena awarded Veerodhara Vibushana medals to two war heroes today. This highest gallantry medal awarded by the Commander-in-Chief for all the serving officers in Army, Navy and Air Force in recognition of their unmatched valour, dedication and unfailing commitment.

August 19, 2019


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Opportunity will be created for government officials to perform their duties in a contented manner – President

President Maithripala Sirisena said it is his aspiration to create an environment where all government officials including Police officers to work in a contented manner.

August 18, 2019


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The President’s Hajj Message

Hajj pilgrimage marks the concluding event of the compulsory religious practices of Islam 'Hajj means visiting a sacred place. This can be called as the global congregation of all Islam devotees bonded in peace ant brotherhood . 

August 12, 2019


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President meets Prime Minister of Cambodia

President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a state visit to Cambodia, held a meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Mr. Samdech Akka Moha Sena Pakdei Techo HUN SEN today (08th) afternoon.

August 09, 2019


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President commenced state visit to Cambodia

On an invitation extended by the Government of Cambodia, President Maithripala Sirisena began his four-day state visit to the Southeast Asian nation today (7) with the aim of further strengthening bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Cambodia.

August 08, 2019


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President receives grand welcome at Cambodian Royal Palace

Cambodia stands firmly together with Sri Lanka in further cementing bilateral relations in economic, trade, social as well as the renaissance of Buddhism, His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boronmeath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia said.

August 08, 2019


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Those who did not attempt to bring forth laws to prevent terrorism now try to repeal the death sentence – President

Certain segments who did not heed to the concerns of society to formulate stronger and tougher laws to eradicate terrorism in the aftermath of tragic incidents that took place on April 21st are now in a rush to bring laws to repeal the death punishment, President MaithripalaSirisena said.

August 05, 2019


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National Conference on Peace, Unity and Reconciliation under the patronage of President

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasizes that the Religious leaders should take the lead in mending the hearts of the people that were broken in the tragic incident of April 21st. The President also said that politicians should fulfill their national responsibility in this regard leaving aside their narrow political agendas.

August 01, 2019


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Sri Lanka keen to expand defence cooperation with Japan – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says Sri Lanka is very keen to expand defence cooperation with Japan.

July 26, 2019


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Kalu Ganga project ready to perform its duties - President

The Kalu Ganga project, the next huge reservoir of the Moragahakanda project can be completed by next month and can be bestowed with the people, President Maithripala Sirisena said.

July 25, 2019


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'Sathviru Abhiman' felicitates War Heroes

President Maithripala Sirisena graced the 'Sathviru Abhiman' War Hero welfare programme at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium, this evening (22 July 2019).

July 22, 2019


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World Bank assures the President of continuous assistance to Sri Lanka

World Bank Vice President for South Asia Region, Hartwig Schafer said that the World Bank will increase assistance to Sri Lanka under three of its new operations.

July 18, 2019


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National Security Advisory Board appointed for national security

President Maithripala Sirisena has taken measures to set up a National Security Advisory Board to look into the matters related to national security.

July 10, 2019


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Expedite relief for affected businesses following the Easter terrorist attack - President instructs relevant institutions

The President emphasizes that it is the responsibility of all stakeholders in the tourism and allied sectors, which have been inactive since the Easter Sunday terror attack, to work together to rebuild the business community in a systematic and efficient manner.

July 05, 2019


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'Let's Stand Together for the Country' - fourth successful day in Monaragala

Under the guidance of President Maithripala Sirisena the fifth phase of the 'Rata Wenuwen Ekata Sitimu' (Let's Stand Together for the Country) programme got underway in Monaragala on July 1 in an attempt to provide swift and sustainable solutions for issues faced by the people in rural areas.

July 04, 2019


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I assumed this position not to safeguard anyone but to protect people and the country says President

President Maithripala Sirisena stated that he received the report of the Presidential Commission appointed to investigate alleged irregularities and fraud at SriLankan Air Lines and will reveal the truth to the public and Parliament in the near future.

July 03, 2019


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Unheeded to life threats, I lead the fight against drug menace for the future generation – President

Those who did not give their slightest support for the battle against eradicating drug menace during last four and half years are now trying to vilify me in the face of tough action now taken against drug kingpins, President Maithripala Sirisena said.

July 01, 2019


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Curtain fall on National Drug prevention week tomorrow with President as the Chief Guest

The island-wide National Drug Prevention Week under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena coinciding with the "International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking" saw the completion of its final day successfully today (30).

June 30, 2019


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President briefs Muslim envoys on rapid normality in security situation

President Maithripala Sirisena met with the Ambassadors and High Commissioners of Muslim countries holding the membership of the Organization of Islam Countries (OIC) to discuss about the current security situation in the country at the Presidential Secretariat today (June 26).

June 27, 2019


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National Drug Prevention Week to enhance awareness in every sector of the society

The National Drug Prevention Week from started on June 19 will continue until July 01.

June 25, 2019


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President Commissions Navy's 4th Fast Attack Squadron

President Maithripala Sirisena commissioned the 4th Fast Attack Squadron of the Sri Lanka Navy as the 4th Fast Attack Flotilla during a Commissioning Ceremony held at the Trincomalee Naval Base, last evening (22 June 2019).

June 23, 2019


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President graces Navy Passing Out ceremony

President Maithripala Sirisena graced a Passing Out ceremony of the Sri Lanka Navy at the prestigious Naval and Maritime Academy (NMA) in Trincomalee, on Saturday (22 June 2019).

June 23, 2019


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President discusses issues of SL troops serving in UN Peace Keeping Forces

Attention of the President was drawn to issues arise due to delays in clearances by the Human Rights Council (HRC) when dispatching Police and security forces personnel to United Nations Peace Keeping Missions.

June 21, 2019


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President Leaves for Tajikistan to attend Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia

President Maithripala Sirisena left for Tajikistan to attend the 5th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) scheduled to be held in Dushnabe.

June 14, 2019


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Final report of special three-member committee appointed by President to investigate Easter Sunday attacks on April 21 handed over to President

The final report of the special three-member committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena, to investigate Easter Sunday attacks on April 21, 2019 was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena at the President's Officials Residence, today (10).

June 11, 2019


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Leaders of Sri Lanka and India pledges to strengthen relations based on mutual trust and respect

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited Colombo today on an invitation extended by President Maithripala Sirisena, held discussions with the President at the President’s House in Colombo.

June 09, 2019


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President commissions Navy's new ship

The largest Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV) of the Sri Lanka Navy, P 626, acquired form US Government was commissioned as SLNS 'Gajabahu' by President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena during the Commissioning Ceremony held at the Colombo harbor, yesterday evening (06 June 2019).

June 07, 2019


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President declares open newly built Civil Security Department Headquarters

President Maithripala Sirisena declared opened the newly built Civil Security Department (CSD) Headquarters in Katubedda, Moratuwa, on Tuesday (04 June).

June 06, 2019


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Appeals on welfare of Civil Security Forces will be considered - President

The possibility of introducing a pension scheme for the members who have completed 20 years of service in the Civil security forces or female members completing 22 years of service or the members of the civil security force who are fifty years old will be discussed with the ministry of finance and steps will be taken in the future regarding the matter, said President Maithripala Sirisena.

June 04, 2019


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Everyone should work together with mutual understanding and contribute to ensure peace

If conflicts arise due to different ethnicities, the country will be doomed and all should work together with mutual understanding and contribute in ensuring the peace of the country, said President Maithripala Sirisena.

June 04, 2019


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Fourth phase of 'Rata Wenuwen Ekata Sitimu' (Let's Stand Together for the Country) programme will commence tomorrow

The fourth phase of the 'Rata Wenuwen Ekata Sitimu' (Let's Stand Together for the Country) programme will be commenced in the Mullaitivu district, tomorrow.

June 03, 2019


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President emphasized that he will not allow bringing any foreign forces into the country under any condition

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that he will not take any step to bring foreign forces into the country at any moment under any circumstance until he hold the office of President and further said that he will not allow any room in this regard.

June 02, 2019


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Media Interview with H.E. the President Maithripala Sirisena by Indian journalists (May 31, 2019 - New Delhi)

Particularly, I am very happy when I come to New Delhi and when I get an opportunity to meet you. And, you know that, I came to India for the swearing - in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

June 01, 2019


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President meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

President Maithripala Sirisena met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, today (31).

May 31, 2019


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New Air Force Commander appointed

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed Air Marshal D L Sumangala Dias as the new Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force.

May 29, 2019


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President meets with few foreign envoys to discuss rapid normality in security situation and urges them to lift travel advisories

President Maithripala Sirisena met with few members of the diplomatic community on their request to discuss about the progress of the operations carried out by the security forces to strengthen security situation.

May 28, 2019


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President congratulates Indian PM Modi on his electoral victory

President Maithripala Sirisena extended his warm congratulation to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his victory in the recently concluded General Elections.

May 23, 2019


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The truthful and proud story of 30-year war victory should be revealed to the future generation as well as to the world - President

President Maithripala Sirisena says that it is a timely need to write the full story regarding the great heroic story of the thirty-year long war victory, in a manner the future generation also can read about the bravery of the great war heroes, patriotism and their great humanitarian nature.

May 23, 2019


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President presents 'Vishishta Seva Vibhushana'

President Maithripala Sirisena presented "Vishishta Seva Vibhushanaya (Distinguished Service Decoration)" medals to  senior officers of the Sri Lanka Army, Navy and Air-Force, today (22nd) morning at the Presidential Secretariat.

May 22, 2019


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Motherland is at all times safeguarded due to the excellence & commitment of brave war heroes - President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the Motherland is at all times safeguarded due to the excellence, commitment and sacrifice of the brave war heroes.

May 20, 2019


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President returns after successful visit to China

President Maithripala Sirisena returned to the Island today (16) after successfully completing the brief official visit to China bringing many developmental benefits to the country while enhancing the cooperation regarding the national security of Sri Lanka.

May 17, 2019


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President meets the Prime Minister of China

A meeting between president Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime minister of China Li Keqiang was held at Beijing today (15 ).

May 16, 2019


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Chinese President promises all possible assistance to Sri Lanka in its endeavour to strengthen national security by wiping out terrorism.

Chinese President Xi Jinping today (14th) vowed to provide all possible assistance to Sri Lanka in its endeavour to strengthen national security by wiping out the scourge of terrorism.

May 15, 2019


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President requests all citizens not to be trapped by efforts by interested parties to create unrest in the country

President requests all to engage in their daily activities as usual without getting deceived by the false and misleading statements by the interested groups.

May 13, 2019


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I will fulfil the responsibilities of building a peaceful country after eradicating terrorism from the Motherland - President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that he was not affected by terrorism and that he would fulfill the responsibility of building a peaceful country after eradicating terrorism.

May 11, 2019


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‘We will not allow barbaric terrorists to divide the Sri Lankan nation’ – President emphasized in the East

Pointing out that terrorism has not won anywhere in the world, President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that the brutality of the extremist terrorism should not be allowed to divide the nation of Sri Lanka.

May 09, 2019


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Security situation under control and normalcy restored - President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that as authority had been entrusted to the security forces to carry out their duties without hindrance, the situation has been brought under control and normalcy has been restored in the country.

May 08, 2019


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While the security forces are destroying the extremist terrorism, the religious leaders holds the responsibility to ensure reconciliation in a multi ethnic country President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that within a short span of time the security forces will be firmly eradicating the extremist terrorism and that the religious leaders holds the responsibility of building reconciliation and understanding between all ethnic groups without letting the trust of the people of the country to fail.

May 07, 2019


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President confident about curtail terrorism and bring back normalcy swiftly

The envoys of foreign countries and the representatives of international agencies were unanimous in their expression of fullest support to President Maithripala Sirisena to curb terrorism in Sri Lanka, which has raised its ugly head on Easter Sunday.

April 23, 2019


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President visits St.Sebastian's Church, Katuwapitiya,Negombo

President Maithripala Sirisena visited the recently bombed St. Sebastian's Church, Katuwapitiya, Negombo today (23) to inquire into the present situation and inspect damages caused to the church.

April 23, 2019


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President calls on Archbishop. There is no room for these kind of brutal activities in the country in future - President

President Maithripala Sirisena visited the Archbishop's House today (22) and called on the Archbishop of Colombo, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith.

April 23, 2019


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President appoints 3-member Special Council to inquire into the series of explosions in the country

President Maithripala Sirisena appointed a 3-member Special Council to inquire into the series of explosions in the country on April 21.

April 23, 2019


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The New Year message of togetherness from multi-ethnic East

A new meaning to communal harmony and coexistence emerged from the multi-ethnic Eastern Province on the eve of Aluth Avurudda, when an unparalleled integrated public service was launched in the District of Batticaloa from April 8 to 12, which concluded with President Maithripala Sirisena?s appeal for collective efforts towards progress.

April 18, 2019


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President graces 'Presidential Media Awards 2018'

President Maithripala Sirisena graced the inaugural 'Presidential Media Awards 2018' as the chief guest at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Convention Hall (BMICH) in Colombo, on Wednesday (10 April).

April 11, 2019


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Aim is to make Sri Lankan police service not only nationally but also internationally recognized service - President

President Maithripala Sirisena says that during his tenure, he will take necessary steps to ensure that the Sri Lankan police service not only nationally but also internationally recognized service.

April 09, 2019


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The President goes to Parliament

The expenditures of Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Environment was taken in to debate at the parliament today (4) and the President who went to the parliament made certain special remarks on those two subjects.

April 05, 2019


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Presidential Task Force on development of North and East Provinces meets

The release of military acquired lands in the North and East has been accelerated following the establishment of the Special Task force for the development of North and East Province.

April 05, 2019


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'Bak Maha Divuruma' taken under President's leadership

The 'Bak Maha Divuruma' (National Pledge to eradicate drug menace) was held at the Independence Square, today (03 March).

April 03, 2019


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The operation against the illegal drugs will be carried on till a successful end despite any challenge, said the President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that he took the battle against illegal drugs on his shoulders without considering the risk it has over his own life because he is determined to build an ethical country for the future generation and emphasized that he will carry on this crusade amidst any challenge.

April 01, 2019


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Over 769kg of cocaine destroyed under President's fight against dangerous drugs

The destruction of 769 kg of cocaine took place at a warehouse in Kelaniya, today (01 April 2019). The haul of cocaine worth over 10 billion rupees seized by law enforcement agencies on several occasions in the past was diluted before being transported to a cement factory in Puttalam where it will be incinerated through cement kiln co-processing.

April 01, 2019


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The proposal to include the Theravada Tripitaka into the Memory of the World Register of UNESCO presented

The occasion of religious significance of presentation of the proposal to declare the Theravada Tripitaka, the sacred scripture of Buddhists, as a World Heritage as a Memory of the World to the UN Representative was held today (23) at the Maha Maluwa (Great Terrace) of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

March 24, 2019


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President opens 'Methsiri Sevana' , the Kidney Patients Relief Service, Welfare and Research Centre

President Maithripala Sirisena says due to the broad programmes launched within the past four years in preventing the kidney disease there is a reduction in the spread of kidney disease.

March 22, 2019


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Committee for technical aspects of inclusion of Teravada Tripitaka as a heritage in UNESCO's Memory of the World Register

President Maithripala Sirisena has taken measures to appoint a committee to advice the technical process of inclusion of Teravada Tripitaka in UNESCO's Memory of the World Register.

March 21, 2019


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President emphasized that he will fulfill the responsibility of protecting the Buddhist philosophy for future generations

The 'Tripitakabhivandana' Week has been declared prior to the proposal made by Sri Lanka to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to declare the Theravada Tripitaka as a World Heritage, to create a Buddhist revival in the country as well as to provide knowledge to the younger generation regarding the Theravada Tripitaka, said President Maithripala Sirisena.

March 18, 2019


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President leaves for Kenya to attend UN Environment Assembly as a Special Guest

President Maithripala Sirisena left Colombo today (13) for Nairobi to attend the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) held in Nairobi, Kenya as a Special Guest.

March 13, 2019


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Bigger role for Tri forces in anti drug campaign after April 3 President

President Maithripala Sirisena said after April 3 the Police and Tri Forces will have increased cooperation in the campaign for eradication of illicit drugs as well as in measures to control and strengthen rehabilitation process.

March 09, 2019


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Ranaviru Flag pinned on the President

Symbolizing the commencement of the War Heroes' Commemoration Month - 2019, the first Ranaviru Flag was pinned on the President Maithripala Sirisena during a ceremony at the Presidential Secretariat on Tuesday (05 March).

March 06, 2019


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President's Colour awarded to two Air Force squadrons

The No 7 Squadron and No 8 Squadron of the Sri Lanka Air Force were presented with the President's Colour by the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena during a ceremony held at the SLAF Base Hingurakgoda, on Saturday (02 March).

March 03, 2019


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Replicas of Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher & Missile produced by Sri Lanka for the first time presented to President

Replicas of Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher and Missile launcher produced by Sri Lanka for the first time in the history were presented to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (26).

February 28, 2019


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President visits Gajaba Regiment HQ at Saliyapura

President Maithripala Sirisena made an observational tour of the Gajaba Regiment Headquarters at Saliyapura, Anuradhapura, today (Feb 25).

February 26, 2019


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'There is a reduction in spread of kidney disease due to strengthening of curing and prevention sectors in last 2 years' - President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that due to the broad programme launched within the past two years in preventing the kidney disease, which was a huge national tragedy, there is a reduction in the spread of kidney disease.

February 26, 2019


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A betterment of the effects of anti drugs campaign can be experienced by mid year, President

Rs.423 million to conduct the Gramashakthi People's movement in the Southern province

February 22, 2019


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A National Fund will be established to protect children- President

President Maithripala Sirisena says a National Fund will be established within the next two weeks to take action towards ensuring the protection of the children.

February 21, 2019


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A Systematic approach to build a positive future for the youth, President

A Systematic approach will be taken to win the challenges in building positive future for the youth, President Maithripala Sirisena said. He made these remarks at the opening of the first National Career Guidance network centre held at Polonnaruwa today (8).

February 11, 2019


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Sri Lanka celebrates 71st Independence Day

Today is the 71st Independence Day of Sri Lanka. The main Independence Day Parade was held at the Galle Face in Colombo under the patronage of HE the President Maithripala Sirisena, this morning.

February 04, 2019


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President visits late Major Wasantha Dinesh Jayawickrema’s house

President Maithripala Sirisena condoles over the family and parents of Major Wasantha Dinesh Jayawickrema who sacrificed his life at the Mali operation attached to the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces in Mali.

February 03, 2019


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Two "Wave Rider" craft produced by the Inshore Patrol Craft Construction Project established at the Naval base Welisara, were handed over to Seychelles government in a ceremony held at SLNS Rangalla in Colombo harbor premises, today (01 February). President of the Socialist Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka HE Maithripala Sirisena and Vice President of Republic of Seychelles HE Vincent Meriton graced the occasion as chief guests.

February 02, 2019


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President's condolence message

I was deeply saddened and shocked by the news of two great sons of Sri Lanka sacrificing their lives while serving the mission of world peacekeeping. I pay my respect and honour to them as they died in the cause of world peace process to ensure the independence of mankind.

January 29, 2019


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Police Department will be transformed as a profession of intellectuals - President

President Maithripala Sirisena says necessary future steps will be taken by him as the Minister-in-Charge to make the Police Department a profession which is filled with intellectuals.

January 23, 2019


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More than 1200 acres released in the North

A total of 1201.88 acres of state and private land used by Army in Mullaittivu, Kilinochchi, Jaffna and Wanni districts, including Udayarkattu, and three other Army farms were released on Monday (21 January).

January 22, 2019


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'The Earth Watchman' program launched by President in Kilinochchi

The Earth Watchmen project of planting 2 million trees island-wide parallel to the 2019 Cricket World Cup was launched by President Maithripala Sirisena this morning (21st) at the Agriculture Technology Institute, Kilinochchi.

January 22, 2019


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Presidents of Sri Lanka and the Philippines held discussions

The two heads of state have focused on establishing an economic council to revive economic and trade relations between Sri Lanka and the Philippines.

January 17, 2019


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President instructs Police to take effective steps to curb drug trafficking

President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the relevant authorities to deploy a systematic program to eliminate various drug smuggling activities targeting school children.

January 11, 2019


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MoU signed for the project for transplanting kidney and other organs of brain dead patients to patients needing organs.

The memorandum of understanding was signed for the project of transplanting the organs and kidneys of patients who are brain dead to patients who nedd new organs at the President's office under the patronage of the President today (09th).

January 10, 2019


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President completes four years in office

The town is another benefit of the Moragahakanda-Kalu Ganga Multi-Purpose Development Project, which is the brainchild of President Sirisena.

January 09, 2019


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Train carrying relief items from South to people in North reaches Kilinochchi

The special train on a humanitarian mission, that carried relief items for the flood victims in the North, commenced its journey from Matara in the South on December 31, reached Kilinochchi Railway Station on January 01 around 2.30 p.m

January 02, 2019


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President graces Sathviru Abiman War Heroes welfare programme

The "Sathviru Abiman" War Hero welfare programme of the  Ministry of Defence (MoD) was held at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre in Colombo under the patronage by HE the President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday (18 October)

October 19, 2018


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President hands over 'Sathwiru Sanhinda' houses to War Heroes

President Maithripala Sirisena was the chief guest at the 'Sathwiru Sanhinda' house handing over ceremony held at the Ape Gama in Battaramulla today (10th Wednesday, May 2017).

May 10, 2017