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November 20, 2018 9:44 am gmt |
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The daughter of slain journalist, Lasantha Wickrematunga, yesterday called out President Maithripala Sirisena for ordering the transfer of Inspector Nishantha Silva out of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), claiming that the President was degrading his office worse than any of his predecess...
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October 29, 2018 3:14 am gmt |
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While highlighting that they will bring in an impeachment motion against President Maithripala Sirisena, UNP senior Ministers and MPs yesterday (Sunday) said they will take to the streets and protest against what they called a constitutional coup and the proroguing in Parliament. They conveyed this i...
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August 31, 2018 3:12 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena called upon the leaders of the states in the Bay of Bengal Region to take collective steps against drug menace narcotics smugglers use ocean routes for drug smuggling. Addressing the 4th Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Co...
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August 23, 2018 3:53 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena reiterated yesterday (Wednesday) that the decision to reactivate capital punishment on persons convicted for drug offences, who continue to repeat the crime even while on death row, would be carried out without hesitation shortly. Addressing a ceremony held to mark the ...
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July 1, 2017 7:17 am gmt |
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Governor of the Eastern Province Austin Fernando is to be appointed as the new Secretary to the President following the resignation of P.B. Abeykoon. Mr Abeykoon, who has been serving as Presidential Secretary since the election of President Maithripala Sirisena in January 2015, tendered his resignat...
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April 21, 2017 8:35 am gmt |
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A special meeting is to be held today (21st of April) in the Ministry of Disaster Management regarding the actions to be taken to the Meethotumulla issue and President Maithripala Sirisena is to take part in it. The talk is to be held whilst the measures did kick start to provide houses to those 98 [...
In Colombo
December 2, 2016 10:42 am gmt |
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Vice President-elect of the USA, Mr. Mike Pence, telephoned President Maithripala Sirisena Thursday night (Dec 1), on behalf of President-elect Mr. Donald Trump, President Media reported. During the conversation, President Sirisena conveyed his best wishes to the new Administration under the leadersh...
In Colombo
November 11, 2016 8:54 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday (Nov 11) appointed President’s Counsel Sarath Jayamanne as Director General of the Commission to Investigate allegations of Bribery or Corruption. Mr. Jayamanne received his appointment letter from the President at the Presidential Secretariat. Mr. Jayamanne w...
In Srilanka
November 3, 2016 9:56 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena participated on the side of the bride who lost her parents due to war. A girl named Indrani Maduwanthi who rendered parentless due to terrorism and was looked after by the Parakum Children Home in Polonnaruwa started her marriage life today. She is 22 years old and her ...
In Colombo
November 1, 2016 5:50 am gmt |
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The delegation the Student Union of the University of Jaffna who met with President Maithripala Sirisena today said they are not satisfied with the promises given by the President. They said they would convey the promises of the president to the other students and if they are unsatisfied, they would ...
In Srilanka
October 31, 2016 10:25 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena flew to Thailand on Sunday (Oct 30)  to pay his last respects to Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The President placed flowers to pay his last respects to the late King and signed the Book of Condolences. King Bhumibol, who was the world’s longest reigning monar...
In Jaffna
October 31, 2016 6:59 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena today (Oct 31) is visiting Jaffna to release another set of lands in extend of 454 acres in the area of Kankesanthurai. The President is handing over 100 newly built houses to the displaced landless families this evening at around 3.00 p.m. The President is to release 4...
In Srilanka
October 27, 2016 11:55 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday (Oct 26) opened NSBM Green University in Pitipana, Homagama, equipped with modern facilities. He said that would mark the beginning of a new path in education in Sri Lanka. This is the first and only such university to be built not only in Sri Lanka but als...
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October 22, 2016 11:47 am gmt |
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25 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu, India are arriving in Sri Lanka under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary repatriation program on Tuesday. The Government of Sri Lanka under the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has initiated action to encoura...
In Jaffna
October 22, 2016 9:16 am gmt |
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The Leader of the Opposition in parliament and leader of the Tamil National Alliance R.Sampanthan requested an impartial enquiry into the death of the university students. He raised concerns during the meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena regarding the incident. Following the meeting the Presi...
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October 14, 2016 7:28 am gmt |
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TNA parliamentarian and Spokesman of the party, M.A. Sumanthiran said President Maithripala Sirisena expresses his solicitude over the military personnel who have been in custody for 16 months and fails to do the same to the Tamil inmates who have been behind bars for 16 years without any charge. He ...
In Srilanka
September 5, 2016 10:38 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena says the Cabinet of Ministers should take steps to approve the proposal tabled by him to the Cabinet to increase the tax on tobacco products to 90 percent without taking much time. The President requested all the Ministers and MPs not to take the responsibility of makin...
In Colombo
August 27, 2016 12:23 pm gmt |
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The Cabinet of Ministers adopted a “National Policy on Durable Solutions for Conflict-Affected Displacement” for persons displaced as a result of the conflict. The policy was drafted by the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs, at the request of Preside...
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August 27, 2016 7:21 am gmt |
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It is expected that the Tamil National Alliance would brief UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon the role and necessity of the international community in the mechanism to probe the alleged war crime committed during the war and the prolonged problems faced by the Tamil community. The TNA is expected to d...