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Thai Pongal helps protect ancient traditions:Maithripala Sirisena

Maithripala Sirisena,

I am extremely happy to convey my greetings to all the Hindus across the world celebrating Thai Pongal, the festival that expresses gratitude to the nature, states President Maithripala Sirisena in a Thai Pongal message.

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Kolonnawa UNP activists to support President

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Several United National Party (UNP) activists including Western Provincial Council member, Sunil Lesley Kuruwitaarachchi, former Opposition Leader of Kolonnawa Kotikawatte Pradesheeya Sabha assured their fullest support for the programmes carried out by President Maithripala Sirisena for the betterment of the country.

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President, PM resolute on road less travelled

Sri Lanka road less travelled, Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday witness the opening of the country's largest multi-functional irrigation project in Moragahakanda ending the water problems faced by the farmers in North Central Province

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Next SLFP leader will be an educated, intelligent youth

Maithripala Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday he would hand over the leadership of the SLFP not to a member of his family but to an educated and intelligent youth who engaged in clean, decent and corruption-free politics.

He said nepotism, corruption, thuggery and misrule had harmed the country and the party and therefore he was determined to build a new political culture and nurture a new breed of politicians untainted by corruption and wrongdoings.

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President Maithripala Sirisena's Christmas Message

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President Maithripala Sirisena extended his warmest greetings for a happy Christmas to all Christians who are devoted heirs of this magnificent universal festivity.

“Christmas has often been depicted as a reunion of powerful divinity and the fragile humanity.

That glorious reunion occurred with the coming of a religious leader who instilled the values of love, sacrifice and justice in the society, marking a significant victory of humanity in its history that is millennia old,” the President said in his Christmas day wishes.

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Railway strike enters 7th day

sri Lanka Railway

The strike action launched by several railway trade unions continued for the seventh day despite President Maithripala Sirisena requesting all striking railway employees to report back to work.

Several Railway Trade Unions launched a strike action from midnight last Wednesday (December 6) based on several demands.

RTUA co-convener Lal Ariyaratne said none of the government officials had intervened in resolving this matter and were only determined to continue the work stoppage.

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Railways declared an essential service

Sri Lanka train services,Sri Lanka Railways,Maithripala Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena signed the Gazette notification declaring railways as an essential service, Secretary to the President Austin Fernando said.

The decision to declare railways an essential service comes as train services came to a standstill across the country as a resulted of a strike action launched by railway trade unions. 

The strike launched by 12 trade unions of the Department of Railways continues as discussions with government officials this evening yielded little to no results. 

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Weerakumara Dissanayake says,It does not concern me which party I am in

Weerakumara Dissanayake

Deputy Leader of the National Freedom Front (NFF) MP Weerakumara Dissanayake says that President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa should engage in politics together for the betterment of the country. 

The same forces who defeated Mahinda Rajapksa at the 2015 presidential polls are today harming his reputation, he said talking to reporters in Colombo today (5).

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President Maithripala Sirisena orders maximum relief

President Maithripala Sirisena orders maximum relief

President Maithripala Sirisena who is on an official visit to South Korea has issued directives to the Secretary to the President, Austin Fernando and Disaster Management Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa over the phone to provide maximum assistance to the people affected by adverse weather situation in the country.

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President Maithripala Sirisena visits Korea today

President Maithripala Sirisena visits Korea today

President Maithripala Sirisena, on the invitation of President Moon Jae-in, will undertake a state visit to the Republic of Korea today.

The visit coincides with the 40th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and the Republic of Korea.

On November 29, President Moon is scheduled to meet President Sirisena for summit talks, and host the Sri Lankan President to a state dinner.

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