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

[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.

Speaking at a ceremony held yesterday (July 28) in Kilinochchi town to open a modern supermarket-style Sathosa Mega Complex for the district, he said, “Every citizen in the country should be able to live freely enjoying their rights. The current government is totally committed to ensure their rights to the best.”

President visits Welioya

[July 29, 2015]
President Maithripala Sirisena visited the Welioya area to inquire the matters relating to the farmer community on July 28.

The President made a surprise visit to the area without prior information or without an invitation from anyone and met the farmers in the area. He held discussions with the farmers about their problems and requirements.

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

[July 29, 2015]
President Maithripala Sirisena made offerings to the annual Vail Procession of Manikka Gana Devi Kovil today (July 29). When the colourful Vail Procession passed in front of the President’s House while it was parading the street of Colombo, the President paid respects obtained blessings of the Hindu Gods.

The Vail Procession is a Hindu religious ritual which demonstrates the religious coexistence and national unity of Sinhala and Tamil people.


UPFA manifesto presented to President
[July 28, 2015]
A group of leaders of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) presented the Front’s election manifesto to President Maithripala Sirisena, the President of the UPFA at his official residence today (July 28).

Themed as ‘Assurance for Future’ the election manifesto describes how the UPFA government would implement plans and programmes for socio-economic development of the country during the next five years. The UPFA leaders held a lengthy discussion with the President about the ways and means of plan implementation.


A War against the economic dependence
[July 28, 2015]
It is surprising that even 8 years after the war, the situation remains the same in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. The ICRC’s micro economic initiative for persons affected by the conflict, particularly the women-led household programme is trying to bring lives of directly and indirectly conflict-affected people to as normal as possible.


President opens sacred relics shrine at Isipathanaramaya, Veyangoda
[July 28, 2015]
President Maithripala Sirisena today (July (28) declared open newly built Sri Sarwagna Dhathu Mandiraya (sacred relics shrine room), Golden Fence, Samadhi Buddha Statue, Museum and library at Sri Isipathanaramaya, Veyangoda.

The President also met Mahanayaka of Ramanna Chapter Most Ven. Napane Premasiri Thero and the Chief Incumbent of the Temple Ven. Henepola Dhammawansa Thero. He looked into the well-being of the Theros and received blessings.


Dr Abdul Kalam 's demise, an irreparable loss not only to India but to entire world – President
[July 28, 2015]
Dr. Kalam was a man of firm conviction and indomitable spirit and I saw him as an outstanding statesman of the world. His death is an irreparable loss not only to India but to the entire world, stated President Maithripala Sirisena in his condolence message at the demise of former President of India Dr A P J Abdul Kalam.


SLFP members who violated party discipline suspended
[July 28, 2015]
President Maithripala Sirisena, as Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has taken steps for immediate suspension of the Party membership of Dr Rajitha Senaratne, Mr S B Navinna, M K D S Gunawardane, Mr Arjuna Ranatunga and Ms Hirunika Premachandra for contesting in the general elections in violation of the Party discipline. The members have been informed of their suspension from the SLFP.


Unite to eradicate drug menace, President appeals to South Asian leaders
President participates in Independence Day celebrations of Maldives

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

[July 24, 2015]
All South Asian leaders should work in unison to eradicate the drug menace which is a threat to the entire South Asian Region, said President Maithripala Sirisena.

President Sirisena who arrived in Male yesterday (July 26) to participate at the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Maldives as the Chief Guest, stressed this during the official meeting with Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom held at the President’s office of Maldives yesterday (July 26) evening.


[July 24, 2015]

President Maithripala Sirisena participated in the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Maldives as a Special Guest held at the Dharubaaruge Exhibition Hall in Male on 26th July.

[July 24, 2015]
President Maithripala Sirisena says when the gap between professionals and politicians is minimal, the obstructions for the country’s development will be greatly reduced.
President Maithripala Sirisena to attend commemoration of the Golden Jubilee of Independence of Maldives
Ongoing plans will ensure that no graduate will have to join struggles demanding jobs in future - President

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

[July 24, 2015]
President Maithripala Sirisena will undertake a State visit to participate at the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Maldives on 26th July, 2015 in Male. The President will be accompanied by the Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake and senior officials of the government.


[July 24, 2015]
President Maithripala Sirisena said that once the new educational plans are implemented no graduate passing out of universities will have to join protest movements demanding employment.
[July 24, 2015]
Civil Society Representatives Appreciate the President’s Neutral Role in the Election Campaigning Process. “He is the first President we can look up to”.
‘Religious places will be further developed to heal the ailing society’ – President
Thripitaka Sinhala translations presented to President

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

[July 24, 2015]
President Maithripala Sirisena said that Religious places will be further developed to heal the ailing society which lack of moral values.

He made these observations participating in the unveiling ceremony of the newly constructed Samadhi Buddha Statue and opening of the new Buddha Mandiraya at the Sri Nigrodarama Viharaya in Mawanella yesterday (23).


[July 23, 2015]
The Sinhala translations of three volumes of Thripitaka were handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (July 22) at the Presidential Secretariat.
[July 22, 2015]
President Maithripala Sirisena said that within the next three years the Government will provide solutions to the garbage disposal problem through a proper national strategy, which is a major environmental issue in the country.
Role of Good Governance in Social Justice
President presents National Flag to Lankan scout team, participating World Scout Jamboree

Chandana Kathriarachchi, Kesbewa SLFP co-organizer

[July 23, 2015]
Caritas SEDEC hosted on Monday a panel consisting of Eran Wickremaratne, Tissa Vitharana, Ven Rathana Thera, M.A. Sumanthiran, Vijitha Herath and Hirunika Premachandra on Good governance and Social Justice. All are nominees of parties contesting the forthcoming General elections.


[July 23, 2015]
President Maithripala Sirisena as the First Scout of Sri Lanka today (July 23) presented the National Flag to the Sri Lankan scouts team which is participating in the World Scout Jamboree in Japan.
[July 23, 2015]
Mr. Chandana Kathriarachchi has been appointed as the co-organizer of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) for Kesbewa electorate.

He received his letter of appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena today (July 23) at the Presidential Secretariat.
Asian School Chess winners meet President
Conserved Abhayagiri Chaithya to be opened on 31st

Govt to streamline local food production

[July 23, 2015]
Students who won silver and bronze medals at the 11th Asian School Chess Championship met President Maithripala Sirisena today (July 23) at the President’s Official Residence.


[July 23, 2015]
The Abhayagiri Chaithya which has been conserved by the government will be opened for devotees on the Esala Full Moon Poya day.
[July 21, 2015]
President Maithripala Sirisena says he take steps to re-popularize our inherited indigenous food culture which is gradually diminishing. He said tht steps would be taken to streamline the local food production process.

[July 21, 2015]

* 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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