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January 19, 2019 12:00 pm gmt |
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Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena left the Philippines on Saturday afternoon after a five-day state visit, a first for a sitting Sri Lankan head of state in the country. Sirisena left the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at around 2 p.m., foreign media reported. Prior to his flight, the Sri ...
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December 11, 2018 10:08 am gmt |
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Representatives of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party will meet at 7.00 p.m. today (December 11). The meeting will be held at the Presidential Secretariat. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is also due to participate in this meeting which will be chaired by President Mai...
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November 30, 2018 5:00 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to meet the TNA and the UNF today as a result of the discussion between the President and the Speaker. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday met President Maithripala Sirisena to discuss the political situation prevalent within the country. This meeting took pl...
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November 1, 2018 3:28 am gmt |
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Nava Sama Samaja Party Leader Wickramabahu  Karunaratne said yesterday (Wednesday) they would launch a massive trade union action and a riot in protest of President’s decision to remove Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister and proroguing Parliament unconstitutionally. He told a news conference that...
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October 23, 2018 3:35 am gmt |
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Joint Opposition MP Namal Rajapaksa said that President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe should reveal the names of the two cabinet ministers, who were claimed to be in the pay list of India’s Intelligence wing – RAW. “If some cabinet ministers are in the pay list of the R...
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October 18, 2018 3:44 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would have a discussion with the Indian authorities on the alleged plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena, a Spokesman from the Prime Minister’s office said yesterday (Thursday). He said the Prime Minister had decided to discuss the issue with Indian De...
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September 12, 2018 3:50 am gmt |
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The Cabinet endorsed yesterday (Tuesday) the Counter-Terrorism Bill to be enacted by Parliament repealing the Prevention of Terrorism Act applied during the wartime in dealing with the activities of the LTTE. However, Higher Education Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe proposed amendments to be incorpora...
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May 23, 2018 5:42 am gmt |
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The Government Medical Officers Association says President Maithripala Sirisena has agreed to appoint a special committee to obtain views from professionals over the Singapore Free Trade Agreement. Media Spokesman of the GMOA Dr. Samantha Ananda said the Head of State arrived at the decision during a...
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May 12, 2018 4:41 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena says if certain political party uses war heroes to gain their own political agenda, it is not an ethical in any way. The President made these remarks unveiling the ‘Wayamba Rana Abhiman’ War Heroes’ Monument in Kurunegala, yesterday (11). President Sirisena addressing t...
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May 4, 2018 11:29 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered the immediate suspension of his chief of staff Dr. I.K Mahanama and Timber Corporation Chairman P. Dissanayake. This comes in the wake of their arrests by the Bribery Commission while accepting a bribe of Rs. 20 million. The President has also instructed the...
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May 2, 2018 11:49 am gmt |
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The new State Ministers and Deputy Ministers are currenctly being sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. State Ministers: Palitha Range Bandara – State Minister of Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management and Disaster Management D...
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April 20, 2018 11:35 am gmt |
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Diaspora Tamils staged a protest in London today against the ongoing visit to the UK by President Maithripala Sirisena. The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) said that it initiated a campaign titled “#GoBackMY3” to protest against the President’s visit to London to attend the Commonwealt...
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April 6, 2018 11:46 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena said he would continue to work to strengthen the government with the support of all the parliamentarian extending cooperation to the government for the benefit of the country and the people. He said that he extends an invitation to all the 225 MPs to join the efforts of...
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February 19, 2018 9:14 am gmt |
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Discussions are currently underway between President Maithripala Sirisena, UPFA ministers and parliamentary group in the government at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. The President had reportedly summoned the ministers and MPs of his party for the meeting in order to discuss the present poli...
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February 13, 2018 5:27 am gmt |
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Talks held between President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last night ended in stalemate yesterday with no agreement reached, sources said. More talks are expected to be held today as both sides look to make key changes following the Government’s defeat at the just conc...
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February 7, 2018 11:58 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena says that Sri Lanka has not been accused of committing any ‘international war crimes’ and reiterates that he will never allow the participation of foreign judges in the mechanism to investigate allegations of human rights violations. The President said that former forei...
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February 7, 2018 11:55 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena has revoked the suspension of Brigadier Priyanka Fernando from duties as the Minister Counsellor (Defence) attached to the Sri Lanka High Commission in London. President Maithripala Sirisena has revoked the suspension of Brigadier Priyanka Fernando from duties as the Mi...
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January 17, 2018 11:45 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had instructed UNP Ministers and MPs not to make controversial statements dragging President Maithripala Sirisena anymore. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe had given the instruction at the UNP Working Committee meeting at the party headquarters Sirikotha this morning ...
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January 16, 2018 12:53 pm gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena has criticized Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera for making decisions on contentious matters without informing him. The President made these remarks while speaking at the Cabinet meeting this morning at the Presidential Secretariat. After making a hard-hitt...