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Final ceremony of Maithripala Sirisena as the Executive President

The final ceremony of Maithripala Sirisena as the Executive President will take place today (14). The meeting was organized by the Presidential Secretary Udaya R. Seneviratne and other staff. These include programs such as providing medical equipment for hospitals and providing assistance to the twins under the President’s Fund, and awarding the President’s Productivity Award …

Jaffna International Airport

Palali Airport to be the Jaffna International Airport from today

Sri Lanka’s third international airport, the Jaffna Palali Airport was declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today. An Indian Airlines flight from Chennai to Jaffna arrived at the Jaffna International Airport today, symbolizing the opening of the airport. The airport cost Rs. 2250 million, which includes Indian assistance of Rs …

Maithripala Sirisena

Cabinet approval to give official residence to President after retirement

The cabinet has decided to give President Maithripala Sirisena his official residence at Mahagamasekara Mawatha, Colombo 07, even after his retirement. According to a memorandum submitted by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera at the Cabinet meeting chaired by the President yesterday. The Cabinet has also decided to deploy the Police Special Task Force for the security …

Maithripala Sirisena

“There should be both state and private universities” – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says his policy is to have both state and private universities in every subject area. The President said that the standard and quality of education that exist in the state universities is compulsory in the same way that non-governmental universities exist. The President was addressing a gathering of medical students and parents …

Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh, Maithripala Sirisena

Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka to increase cooperation

Increasing Hajj Quota and employment opportunities under consideration. The Speaker of Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council (Parliament), Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh said effective steps would be taken to establish a strong cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka parliaments. He said this when he called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Office in Colombo Tuesday (September …

Prof. Prathiba Mahanamahewa

Bringing Mahendran to SL not easy: Prof. Mahanamahewa

Bringing back Central Bank’s former governor Arjuna Mahendran to the country is not as easy as the President Maithripala Sirisena thinks, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Technology Jamaica, West Indies, Prof. Prathiba Mahanamahewa said. He told the Daily Mirror that there was no possible way of bringing Mr. Mahendran to Sri Lanka …

Sri Lanka Freedom Party, SLFP

President to make special statement at SLFP’s 68th anniversary

The 68th anniversary of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is set to be celebrated on a grand scale this afternoon (03) under the patronage of Chairman of the party, President Maithripala Sirisena. The General Secretary of SLFP Parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara said the event will commence at 2.00 pm today at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium. The …

Tripitaka Conservation Board, Maithripala Sirisena

Strict action against those who distort Buddhism – Tripitaka Conservation Board

The Tripitaka Conservation Board states that strict action will be implemented against parties who distort Buddhism in the country. Member of the Board, Anunayake of the Asgiri sect Venerable Anamaduwe Dhamadassi Thero states that various Buddhist verses in Pali have been translated to Sinhala wrongfully and are being propagated. He said that some of these …

Maithripala Sirisena

MLA amendments to be reviewed by committee of economists

The proposed amendments to the Monetary Law Act (MLA) are to be reviewed by a committee of economists, after President Maithripala Sirisena voiced concerns about the proposed changes. In a memorandum to the Cabinet, the President said that before the amendments to the MLA are submitted to the Legal Draftsperson, it must go through a …

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