President explains death penalty decision to UN Secretary-General

President Maithripala Sirisena says no faction should attempt to overturn the decision to reinstate the capital punishment. Speaking during an event in Polonnaruwa President said he contacted the United Nations Secretary General... Read more »

‘Laws will be enacted against illegal loggers’ – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says laws will be enacted directly or indirectly against illegal loggers despite various criticism. Speaking during an event in Polonnaruwa President said the decision to suspend the importation of... Read more »

Foreign troops will not be allowed in Srilanka -President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the government has not reached any agreement to bring in foreign forces in to the country. The Head of State speaking in Polonnaruwa yesterday, expressed his disappointment at... Read more »