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President Kumaratunga
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Year 2005

12-10-2005

Statement by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga at the 13th SAARC Summit, Dhaka

03-10-2005

Address by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga at the 33 rd Session of the General Conference of UNESCO in Paris

17-09-2005

Address by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga at the 60th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York

15-09-2005

Address by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga at the High Level Plenary Meeting of UN General Assembly in New York

14-09-2005

“Peace requires consensus and joint action by the major political parties"-President at NY's Asia Society

29-08-2005

President Kumaratunga’s State visit to the Peoples Republic of China

14-08-2005

Address to the Nation by Her Excellency the President

16-05-2005

President Chandrika Kumaratunga at the inauguration of the 2005 Sri Lanka Development Forum –in Kandy

03-05-2005

English transcript of the address by President Chandrika Kumaratunga at the Religious Committee of the National Advisory Council for Peace and Reconciliation (NACPR)

09-02-2005

Address by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga at the event of signing of MoU between Pakistan-Sri Lanka Business Forum and Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce & Industry

08-02-2005

Speech delivered by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga at the State Banquet hosted by the President of Pakistan at the President’s House (Aiwan-e-Sadr), Islamabad, February 8, 2005

04-02-2005

Address to the Nation by Her Excellency the President on the 57th Anniversary of Independence

Year 2004

28-12-2004

Nature not selective in the destruction it wreaks – President

05-11-2004

Address by President Chandrika Kumaratunga on “Unity and Diversity Keeping South Asia Together” at ‘Hindustan Times Leadership Initiative’, New Delhi, November 05, 2004

04-10-2004

Address by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga at the inaugural meeting of the National Advisory Council for Peace and Reconciliation

21-09-2004

Address by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga at the 59th sessions of the United Nations General Assembly

20-09-2004

Speech by President Chandrika Kumaratunga on Conflict Resolution and Peace Building – Lessons from Sri Lanka’ at Asia Society, New York, September 20, 2004

20-09-2004

Her Excellency the President’s Statement at the meeting on World Leaders on 20th September 2004 at 3.00 p.m. New York, UN Headquarters at ECOSOC Chamber

15-09-2004

Speech by President Chandrika Kumaratunga at the launch of the National Action Plan for Children at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo

31-07-2004

Speech by President Chandrika Kumaratunga at the BIMST-EC summit, Bangkok, Thailand, July 30 -31, 2004

23-07-2004

Speech by President Chandrika Kumaratunga at the 21st Anniversary of ‘Black July’, Presidential Secretariat, Colombo, July 23, 2004

25-06-2004

Speech by President Chandrika Kumaratunga at the Banquet held in honour of the Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, President’s House, Colombo, June 25, 2004

12-06-2004

Address to the nation by Her Excellency the President on Saturday 12th June

07-06-2004

Speech to mark National Hero’s Commemoration Day
Ranaviru Memorial at Mailapitiya, Kandy

28-05-2004

Acceptance Speech of Her Excellency Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka at the presentation of the Ceres Medal Colombo, 28th May 2004

04-02-2004

Address to the Nation by Her Excellency the President on the 56th Anniversary of Independence

04-01-2004

Address by the President of Sri Lanka Her Excellency Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga at the 12th SAARC Summit – Islamabad

Year 2003

07-11-2003

Special address to the nation on Friday 7th November

14-10-2003

Address by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga at the East Asia Economic Summit 2003, Singapore October 12 – 14, 2003

06-05-2003

Speech by President Chandrika Kumaratunga at the Banquet in honour of Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and Madame Gayoom, President’s House, Colombo, May 6, 2003

19-04-2003

Speech by Her Excellency President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga at the State Dinner hosted by His Excellency Dr.Iajuddin Ahmed President of Bangladesh

04-04-2003

Extracts of speech made at Royal College Prize Giving

24-02-2003

Address by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga at the XIIIth Conference of the Heads of State or Government of the Non-Aligned Movement February 24 2003 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

18-02-2003

Address by President Chandrika Kumaratunga at the inauguration of the South Asia Foundation General Conference and the launching of the Foundation’s Learning Initiative, February 18, 2003, Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo

04-02-2003

Address to the Nation by Her Excellency the President on the 55th Anniversary of the Independence of Sri Lanka

24-01-2003

Speech by HE the President on the occasion of the opening of HNB Towers

Year 2002

08-12-2002

Message from Her Excellency Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, President of Sri Lanka on the occasion of the Seventeenth Anniversary of the Signing of the Charter of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

16-11-2002

Speech by President Chandrika Kumaratunga at a Banquet in honour of President Stjepan Mesić and Madame Milka Mesić – President’s House, Colombo, November 16, 2002

12-11-2002

Address to the Nation by Her Excellency The President on 12th November 2002

05-11-2002

Address By Her Excellency The President At The Felicitation Ceremony Of His Grace The Archbishop Of Colombo Most Rev. Dr. Oswald Gomis November 5, 2002, Colombo.

24-10-2002

Address to the Nation by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, October 24 2002

01-10-2002

President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s Address at the UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY Celebrations -1ST October 2002 Sri Lanka Foundation Institute

06-09-2002

Speech delivered at the Royal College Prize Giving

09-08-2002

Address to the Nation by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, August 9 2002

31-07-2002

Speech made by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga at the Banquet in honour of President Pervez Musharraf and Madam Begum Sehba Musharraf – President’s House, Colombo, July 31, 2002

26-07-2002

President’s Speech at the inauguration of the National Consultation on Ethnic Reconciliation  July 26, 2002

10-06-2002

President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s address to the first Plenary Session of the “World Food Summit; five years later”, Rome, June 10, 2002.

08-06-2002

President’s Speech at the opening of the new 293-bed, eight-storey complex with modern facilities at the Kalubowila Teaching Hospital on June 8, 2002

07-06-2002

President’s Speech at the opening of the Apollo Hospital in Colombo

06-06-2002

The Keynote Address by President Kumaratunga at the Sri Lanka Development Forum in Colombo

08-05-2002

Speech delivered by Her Excellency Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge at the UN special session on Children, in New York.

24-04-2002

Madhavrao Scindia Memorial Lecture by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga

04-02-2002

Message by Her Excellency Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge on the occasion of Independence Day

5-01-2002

Address By H.E. Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, 
at the Eleventh Saarc Summit In Kathmandu, Nepal

Year 2001

21-11-2001

Address by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga to the Oxford Union - October 29, 2001

30-10-2001

Statement by Her Excellency Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Chairperson, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

20-09-2001

Memorial Lecture delivered by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga on Sunday September 16, 2001, to mark the first death anniversary of the late Minister and Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader M.H.M Ashraff

05-09-2001

Interview with HE the President on September 5, 2001

30-07-2001

The President’s address to the nation following the LTTE attack on the International Airport and Air Force Base at Katunayake - July 25, 2001

17-05-2001

Speech delivered by Her Excellency the President at the banquet held in honour of His Excellency Zhu Rongji, Prime Minister of the People Republic of China and Madam Lao

15-03-2001

Speech delivered by H.E. Chandrika Bandaranayake Kumaratunga on the occasion of a dinner hosted by Bavarian Minister President 

13-03-2001

Speech delivered by H.E. Chandrika Bandaranayake Kumaratunga, at the dinner hosted by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany

13-03-2001

Opening address by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga at the Sri Lanka German Business Round Table Conference held at Federation of German Industries in Berlin

04-02-2001

Message by Her Excellency Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge on the occasion of Independence Day

Year 2000

18/19-12-2000

Speech delivered by H.E. Chandrika Bandaranayake Kumaratunga, President of Sri Lanka, at the Sri Lanka Development Forum held in Paris during 18-19th December 

09-11-2000

Address to Parliament on the Occasion of the Opening of the First Session of the 11th Parliament of Sri Lanka

29-09-2000

Address to the nation by Her Excellency the President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga

03-08-2000

Speech delivered in Parliament by H E the President after having tabled the bill on the new constitution of the public of Sri Lanka

07-06-2000

Address to the nation by Her Excellency the President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, on War Heroes' Day

24-05-2000

A special message to the people issued by Her Excellency the President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga

15-05-2000

President's speech at the Presidential Secretariat

08-05-2000

Address to the nation by Her Excellency the President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga

04-02-2000

Address by Her Excellency the President on the 52nd Anniversary of the Independence of Sri Lanka

Year 1999

22-12-1999

Address to the Nation by Her Excellency the President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga at her second inauguration as President.

14-12-1999

Speech made as the candidate of the People's Alliance for the Presidential election-Colombo

12-02-1999

Closing Statement of President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga at the G-15 Summit in Jamaica on 12th February 1999

10-02-1999

Opening Statement of President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga at the G-15 Summit in Jamaica on 10th February 1999

04-02-1999

Address by Her Excellency the President on the 51st Anniversary of the Independence of Sri Lanka

Year 1998

28-12-1998

Speech delivered by Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, President of Sri Lanka, following the laying of the foundation stone for the new Sri Lanka Pilgrims’ Rest in New Delhi

10-11-1998

Address by President Kumaratunga at the International Buddhist Conference held in Colombo

21-09-1998

President Kumaratunga's address at the 53rd Session of the UNGA in New York,

02-09-1998

Address by President Kumaratunga at the 12th Non-Aligned Summit in Durban, South Africa

29-07-1998

Inaugural address by President Kumaratunga at the 10th SAARC Summit in Colombo, Sri Lanka

28-07-1998

Address to The Council of Ministers  at the commencement of the 10th SAARC Summit on July 28,1998  

28-04-1998

Address at the seminar on "HEALTH DEVELOPING ASIA:  SEIZING THE OPPORTUNITIES", 28th -30th April, Sri Lanka 

04-02-1998

Address by Her Excellency the President on the 50th Anniversary of the Independence of Sri Lanka

Year 1997

22-10-1997

Address by Her Excellency the President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, at the Commonwealth Business Forum

05-1997

Statement at the 9th Summit of the SAARC Male, May 1997

04-02-1997

Address to the Nation on the 49th Independence Day

Year 1996

13-08-1996

Address at the Sri Lanka Economic Co-operation Committee on 13th August 1996-( HOTELLOHE - SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA ) 

04-02-1996

Address to the Nation on the 48th Independence Day

Year 1995

08-07-1995

The address made at the inaugural meeting of the "Sudu Nelum" Colombo

02-05-1995

Address of Her Excellency the President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, at the Inaugural Session of Eighth SAARC Summit on May 2,1995 

12-03-1995

The address made at the United Nations World Summit for Social Development (COPENHAGEN) on 12th March 1995

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