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President Past News - 2019


New Year Message

[April 14 2019]

Since sun and moon are the prime factor in sustenance of the life on earth. the people worshipped these planets with utmost devotion since ancient times. Considering the nature as divine was habitual practice of kings and the general public.

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President graces 'Presidential Media Awards 2018'

[April 11 2019]

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).

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

[April 09 2019]

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.

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The President goes to Parliament

[April 05 2019]

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.

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Presidential Task Force on development of North and East Provinces meets

[April 05 2019]

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.

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'Bak Maha Divuruma' taken under President's leadership

[April 03 2019]

The 'Bak Maha Divuruma' (National Pledge to eradicate drug menace) was held at the Independence Square, today (03 March). This national initiative was taken as a part of the illicit drug prevention programme carried out under the directives of the President Maithripala Sirisena.

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Stern rules will be imposed against those who use and keep toxin drugs - the President

[April 03 2019]

President Maithripala Sirisena said that severe rules will be imposed against those who import, sell, and keep toxin drugs.

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

[April 01 2019]

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.

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

[March 24 2019]

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.

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Media Statement

[March 22 2019]

Certain Sri Lankan media, quoting a media reports published in Singapore regarding an alleged statement made by a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore, have published is a totally baseless report.

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

[March 22 2019]

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.

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

[March 21 2019]

The 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.

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

[March 18 2019]

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.

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

[March 13 2019]

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.

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

[March 09 2019]

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.

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Ranaviru Flag pinned on the President

[March 06 2019]

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).

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President’s Maha Shivarathri Message

[March 04 2019]

The exceptional ability of human beings to live as a single united family at a spiritual level despite the difference and external divisions due to various reasons, beliefs or ideologies is unique.

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

[February 28 2019]

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).

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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

[February 26 2019]

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.

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President visits Gajaba Regiment HQ at Saliyapura

[February 26 2019]

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

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

[February 22 2019]

Rs.423 million to conduct the Gramashakthi People's movement in the Southern province.President Sirisena says that betterment in the situation regarding the program against drugs carried on by the government can be experienced in the middle of this year.

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A National Fund will be established to protect children- President

[February 21 2019]

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.

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

[February 11 2019]

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).

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Sri Lanka celebrates 71st Independence Day

[February 04 2019]

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.

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Independence Message of the President

[February 04 2019]

Sri Lanka, Which had been under the British rule for 133 years, gained independence on the 4th of February 1948, Each year, this day is celebrated with glory.

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President visits late Major Wasantha Dinesh Jayawickrema’s house

[February 03 2019]

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.

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President's condolence message

[January 29 2019]

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.

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

[January 23 2019]

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.

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'The Earth Watchman' program launched by President in Kilinochchi

[January 22 2019]

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.

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More than 1200 acres released in the North

[January 22 2019]

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).

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Presidents of Sri Lanka and the Philippines held discussions

[January 17 2019]

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

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President’s Thaipongal Message

[January 15 2019]

I am extremely happy to convey my greeting to all the Hindus across the world celebrating Thai Pongal, the festival that expresses to the Sun God, the supreme provider of light, warmth, water and wind essential the agriculture, the lifeline to human sustenance.

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President instructs Police to take effective steps to curb drug trafficking

[January 11 2019]

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

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

[January 10 2019]

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).

 

 

 

President completes four years in office

[January 09 2019]

President Maithripala Sirisena vested the new Laggala green town in the people yesterday, on the fourth anniversary of his being sworn in as head of state.

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

[January 02 2019]

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.

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President’s New Year Message

[January 01 2019]

The dawn of the new year is an occasion to recollect our achievements and failures as well gains and losses in the year that ended.

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