POSTED AT 10:04 AM 08-01-2019
President completes four years in office today
Number of religious observances to mark occasion
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President Maithripala Sirisena will complete four years in office today. A number of religious observances will be held around the country in view of President’s completion of four years in office.
President Maithripala Sirisena took oaths as the 6th Executive President of Sri Lanka on January after recording a landslide victory at the Presidential election which was held on January 08, 2015.
An All Night Pirith Chanting was held at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday followed by an almsgiving today to invoke blessings on the President and the country.
President Maithripala Sirisena is the first Executive President of the country who volunteered to curtail the excessive powers of the President by bringing the 19th Amendment to the Constitution with an objective of strengthening Good Governance and democracy in the country.
He gave priority to fulfilling the people’s aspirations during the last four years.
The government led by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe succeeded in increasing the government servants salary by Rs. 10,000, uplifting infrastructure facilities around the country, overcoming the challenges posed by the international community.
The President gave leadership to establish commissions to ensure independence and transparency in the public sector. He played a key role in making the judiciary independent and ensuring the people’s right to information