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Monday, 03 September 2018 - 8:48
Today is President’s 67th birthday
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President Maithripala Sirisena celebrates his 67th birthday today.
 
The President was born on September 3, in 1951 in the Western Province.
 
 However, he grew up in Polonnaruwa in the North Central Province.
 
The President joined mainstream politics and became a Member of Parliament in 1989 and has since been held several key ministerial portfolios since 1994, including that of Minister of Mahaweli Development and Health.
 
In 2001 he was appointed General Secretary of the SLFP.
 
He held that post until November 2014 and left the government to vie for the 2015 Presidential Election as the Common Candidate of the Opposition.
 
Following his landmark victory on 8th of January 2015, he took oaths as the sixth Executive President of Sri Lanka on January 9, 2015.
 
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