State functions, meetings only in State-owned Auditoriums: President

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On the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena, a circular had been issued by the media unit to notify ministries, departments and statutory boards to refrain from holding any functions, meetings or any other programmes relating to their affairs, in Hotels, especially in Luxury hotels.

The President had taken this step in order to curb the unnecessary expenditure incurred in holding these state functions in Luxury hotels when there are plenty of auditoriums belonging to the state and other institutions available for these purposes.

  Comments - 23

  • Islander Thursday, 06 December 2018 09:00 PM

    Are you coming back to sanity????

    Jack Thursday, 06 December 2018 09:05 PM

    First of all, cut down the expenses by the illegal PM MR

    Ron Thursday, 06 December 2018 09:14 PM

    Mr and rw will not like this if they were in power haha

    Sarath Thursday, 06 December 2018 09:21 PM

    President's childish reaction to being boycotted by tourism leaders at the tourism awards. If you uphold the constitution no one would have boycotted you

    Matt Thursday, 06 December 2018 09:23 PM

    This is his revenge for hoteliers boycotting him.. Childish..

    sigiriya Thursday, 06 December 2018 09:32 PM

    Might as well, as people are beginning to boycott you

    Ballot Man Thursday, 06 December 2018 09:43 PM

    tit for tat

    Nadi Karunaratne Thursday, 06 December 2018 09:58 PM

    Parliament is a good auditorium but the presidents re-found friends seem intent on smashing the chamber up and then deserting it before adjourning to the subsidised canteen.

    Andare Thursday, 06 December 2018 10:10 PM

    Sounds ridiculous ! Is this the only cost cutting measure to be introduced ?After all did the globe trotting the President seems to have seen the hole at the bottom of the coffers at last.

    Dillan Thursday, 06 December 2018 10:21 PM

    Well done Mithiri. We government officers arrange meeting because then only they will give free hall for our family event

    All For One Thursday, 06 December 2018 10:43 PM

    Haha how immature. This is because the hoteliers boycotted the tourism event today by not showing up because you were the chief guest. Enjoy displaying your tantrums while you still have the power

    Wise Donkey Thursday, 06 December 2018 10:53 PM

    Who cares where you have it and what you say. You have totally lost all respect of the people.

    GH Thursday, 06 December 2018 11:26 PM

    It now seems Mr. President managing the administration rather than Ranil mortgaging or selling the country.

    Manel Friday, 07 December 2018 04:01 AM


    Sri Wickrema Friday, 07 December 2018 06:27 AM

    He is such a moron that now wants to take revenge from hoteliers as they were planning to boycott his presence at hotel awards ceremony.

    Ragula Friday, 07 December 2018 06:42 AM

    Fix a place for your final rights too.

    K. C. John Friday, 07 December 2018 07:41 AM

    Vindictiveness for being boycotted at the Hotel awards ceremony? Not for long.....

    King Kandasamy Friday, 07 December 2018 12:13 PM

    People should elect an educated person

    Sri Lankan Friday, 07 December 2018 01:10 PM

    Sirisena is a very revengeful person and is not fit to be a leader of a country.

    Jude Friday, 07 December 2018 01:34 PM

    What about Boralla Cemetery!!!

    Viraj Friday, 07 December 2018 02:39 PM

    Regardless of whatever, this is a good thing! It will save some money. Get ur heads off ur asses and appreciate a good deed.

    Citizen Friday, 07 December 2018 04:00 PM

    Still those are ours. Wherever you are we will come to you to make you in to pieces if you don’t resolve the issue in parliament. BE CAREFUL. Remember Gaddafi.

    amitha Friday, 07 December 2018 09:29 PM

    I agree but this should hv been the rule form long ago. The hotels are in a bad state with no guests, thanks to the prevailing situation caused by you.

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