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President expresses satisfaction about improved cooperation with Turkey

[August 04, 2015]
President Maithripala Sirisena thanked Turkey for the steps taken to strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation. He said Turkish construction companies have partnered in several construction projects including a housing project in Mannar where 100 houses were built.

He made this comment when the outgoing Turkish Ambassador Iskender Kemal Okyay paid a farewell call on President Sirisena at the President’s official residence today (August 4).

Ambassador Okyay said that Turkish construction companies are also engaged in several projects implemented in Sri Lanka by the European Union. A Turkish company has won the award to build the new Embassy of the United States in Colombo.


Knowledge we should earn for national security is unlimited - President

[August 04, 2015]
President Maithripala Sirisena says the knowledge we should earn for national security is unlimited.

Knowledge is the most powerful fact when we deal with international agreements, conventions, charters of United Nations Organization and International Monetary Fund, he said.

The President made these remarks at a meeting held after opening of the post-graduate faculty building of Kotelawala Defence University in Rathmalana today (Aug. 04). The new building which was built at a cost of Rs. 750 million consists 16 lecture halls, computer labs, auditoriums, canteens and other facilities.

‘No one will be allowed to abuse Laws, Rights or Privileges – President
[August 03, 2015]
"No one will be allowed to hide behind laws, rights or privileges to promote indiscipline or promote misbehaviour" said President Maithripala Sirisena participating at the annual prize giving ceremony of Asoka Vidyalaya held at the BMICH today (Aug. 03).

Recalling the recent incident in a school where a student brought a mobile phone which had indecent contents to the classroom and re-emphasized that Laws, Rights and Privileges should not be a cover for promoting indiscipline and inappropriate benhaviour in the country.


Prof. Kodagoda committed himself to promote scientific knowledge among people – President
[August 03, 2015]
“Professor Nandadasa Kodagoda worked with commitment to promote scientific knowledge among the people,” stated President Maithripala Sirisena delivering the keynote address at the 18th death anniversary commemoration of the late Professor Nandadasa Kodagoda held in Sri Lanka Foundation Institute yesterday (Aug 3).
Professor Nandadasa Kodagoda rendered a yeomen service to the society using his knowledge as a doctor of medicine, the President said. “He fulfilled his responsibilities and the duties with a clear understanding of different strata of the society. He is an exemplary character for the modern medical profession,” he added.


Moragahakanda project will end the sorrowful story of Rajarata farmers - President
[August 03, 2015]
President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that he will not allow to discontinue the construction work of the Moragahakanda water project halfway as this project would resolve the agricultural and drinking water problems faced by the farmers in Rajarata, ending their years long sorrowful tale.

The President made these remarks during an inspection tour today (August 03) to Moragahakanda reservoir. He also looked into the progress of the project and instructed the Project Director and the staff to complete the work within the stipulated period.


Postal voting begins today
[August 03, 2015]
Police officers and teachers of state schools will be allowed to cast their postal ballot today, Election Department said.

The rest of the postal voters will cast their votes on August 5 and 6.

A total of 566,823 voters are eligible to cast postal votes at the forthcoming General Election.


President appoints brand ambassadors for National Kidney Fund
President participates in Sadaham Yaathra at Kalawewa, Vijithapura Rajamaha Viharaya

President offers first pooja for renovated Abhayagiriya Stupa

[July 31, 2015]
President Maithripala Sirisena officially appointed the veteran cricketers MuttiahMuralitharanand Mr. ThilakaratneDilshan as the brand ambassadors of the National Kidney Fund which was established in line with the sustainable program to control kidney disease, according to the concept of the President.


[July 31, 2015]

The EsalaPoya Day Dhamma Sermon of the series of Sadaham Yathra Dhamma Sermonsheld on every Poya Day took place today (July 31) at historic RajamahaViharaya in Kalawewa, Vijithapura, with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena.

[July 31, 2015]
The first pooja forrenovated Abhayagiriya Stupa was offered today (July 31) by President Maithripala Sirisena.

After declaring open the stupa for devoteesby the President, the Abhayagiri historic sacred area is again opened for the worship of the Buddhists of world.

President inaugurates luxury bus service for pilgrims to Atamasthana
New Zealand Investors to visit Sri Lanka

 President invites monks for Vas observation

[July 31, 2015]
 President Maithripala Sirisena inaugurated a luxury bus service a for the benefit of the pilgrims who come from all over the island to worship the Atamasthana, the eight sacred places of Buddhist worship in Anuradhapura.

After declaring open the renovated Abhayagiriya Stupa and offering the first pooja for the Stupa, the President inaugurated the luxury bus service on July 31.


[July 31, 2015]
A New Zealand business delegation keen to invest in Sri Lanka will be visiting the island at the end of November to explore investment opportunities, said the New Zealand Ambassador to Sri Lanka Grahame Morton.

He made these observations when he met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today (30).

[July 31, 2015]
A ceremony to invite monks for Vas observation at Vipassana Meditation Center in Colombo was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (July 31).

The President invited the bhikkhus for Vas observation ritualistically offering the Beteal Leaves to the Chief Incumbent of the Lanka Vipassana Meditation Center Kammattanacharya Ven. MithalaweVinithaThero.

Special Envoy of President pays last respects to late former President of India
International community responses to President’s request for assistance to control kidney disease

Demographic divisions only in maps, this is one country – President in Kilinochchi

[July 31, 2015]
The Special Envoy of the President, Minister D.M. Swaminathan paid his last respects to the late former Indian President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at the State Funeral in Rameshwaran, India on 30th July 2015.

At the State Funeral, the Special Envoy conveyed the condolences of President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Government and people of Sri Lanka through Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and to the late Indian President's brother Mohammed MuthuMeeraLebbaiMaraicker as well as to the members of the family. The Minister also carried with him the messages of condolonce.


[July 30, 2015]
 International community made instance commitments to President Maithripala Sirisena’s request for foreign support to save the Sri Lankan farming community affected by kidney disease.

The President requested the support of all friendly countries of Sri Lanka to control the kidney disease from which about 1,000 people die annually. The President made this observation during a meeting with Ambassadors and representatives of international organizations at the Presidential Secretariat last.

[July 29, 2015]
 The demographic divisions of the country such as North, South, East and West are only in maps, hence, everybody should consider this as one country”, said President Maithripala Sirisena. He emphasized that the country cannot be partitioned through laws or boundaries, he said.

[July 30, 2015]

* I will build the national & religious reconciliation protecting peace & freedom achieved by war heroes - President

[July 29, 2015]

* I will build the national & religious reconciliation protecting peace & freedom achieved by war heroes - President

* President visits Welioya

* President pays tribute to annual Vail Procession of Manikka Gana Devi Kovil

* A War against the economic dependence

* SLFP members who violated party discipline suspended

[July 28, 2015]

* Accountants can play a pivotal role in eradicating corruption & malpractices – President

* A War against the economic dependence

* SLFP members who violated party discipline suspended

* Dr Abdul Kalam 's demise, an irreparable loss not only to India but to entire world – President

* President opens sacred relics shrine at Isipathanaramaya, Veyangoda

* UPFA manifesto presented to President

[July 27, 2015]

* Unite to eradicate drug menace, President appeals to South Asian leaders

* President participates in Independence Day celebrations of Maldives

[July 26, 2015]

* When the gap between professionals & politicians is minimal, obstructions for country’s development will be greatly reduced – President

[July 25, 2015]

* President Maithripala Sirisena to attend commemoration of the Golden Jubilee of Independence of Maldives

[July 24, 2015]

* ‘Religious places will be further developed to heal the ailing society’ – President

* “He is the first President we can look up to”

* Ongoing plans will ensure that no graduate will have to join struggles demanding jobs in future - President

[July 23, 2015]

* Conserved Abhayagiri Chaithya to be opened on 31st

* Asian School Chess winners meet President

* Chandana Kathriarachchi, Kesbewa SLFP co-organizer

* President presents National Flag to Lankan scout team, participating World Scout Jamboree

* Role of Good Governance in Social Justice

* Thripitaka Sinhala translations presented to President

[July 22, 2015]

* Proper national strategy to provide solutions for garbage disposal problem - President

[July 21, 2015]

* Govt to streamline local food production

* Country's human rights improved under Sirisena - UK report

* “Drug Free Country” awareness program today

* Secretary to the President tells Ministry Secretaries to follow EC's directions in all recruitment

* President appoints three SLFP organizers

* Take steps to immediate resumption of Kidney transplant operations - President

* Govt to streamline local food production

[July 18 2015]

* Eid reminds us of the contribution of Islam in building the fabric of our nation - President

* Pension procedure should be re-examined - President

[July 16, 2015]

* Cabinet approval granted for export of Wallapatta

* President proposes procedure for "Prashansaneeya Seva Padakkama"

* S M Ranjith Samarakoon appointed as SLFP organizer for Mihintale

* Fuel price reduction if world oil prices drop

[July 16, 2015]

* President instructs speedy development of Dimbulagala sacred area

* President appoints several new SLFP electoral organizers

* Cabinet hails President’s speech

[July 14, 2015]

* I will Remain Impartial in the Coming Election - President

* 6151 candidates vie for Parliamentary seats

* First flag of World Youth Skills Day pinned on President

* President condoles over demise of Ven. Maldeniye Jinalankara Thero

* New Navy commander calls on President Sirisena

[July 13, 2015]

* President instructs officials to complete Polonnaruwa District Development Project within next five years

* Filing of nominations ends

* President inspects Sri Lanka Air Force Base Katunayake

* New Navy Commander appointed

[July 10, 2015]

* I get greatest happiness by solving children’s problems - President

* Arts & literature provide good people to the society- President

[July 09, 2015]

* By 2020, alcohol/tobacco excise revenue will be removed from the budget - President

* People who steal state assets reborn as dogs or crows - President quotes from ancient edict

* President pays respects to martyr Henry Pedris

* Three new SLFP Organizers appointed

[July 08, 2015]

* Join hands in unity & friendship to take country forward – President at Ifthar Ceremony

* President unveils pinnacle of new Chaithya at Samadhi Buddhist Centre

[July 07, 2015]

* Govt’s policy is to strengthen both State Sector & Private Sector in every field - President

* President presents Scroll to new Maha Nayaka Thera of the Asgiriya Chapter

* ‘I see Sri Lanka as a green garden’ President emphasizes to foreign envoys the tourism potential tells

[July 06, 2015]

* Bandaranaike family was not engaged in theft, fraud or corruption - President

* I will not allow anybody to reverse the Jan 8 transformation process - President

[July 03, 2015]

* Protect human values while progressing with modern technology - President

[July 02, 2015]

* President participates in religious activities

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