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Government officials have been instructed by His Excellency the President to take immediate action to ensure the safety and welfare of the people during disaster situations such as floods and landslides resulting from the prevailing adverse weather conditions in many districts of the country. Ministry officials, District Secretaries and Divisional Secretaries have been provided with…

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The Canadian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka David Mckinnon called on President Goatabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s Office today (02). The High Commissioner extended his greetings to the President on behalf of the Government of Canada. Director-General of the Department of Asian Affairs of the Foreign Ministry of China Wu Jianghao also met President Rajapaksa…

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The Government of Sri Lanka, having taken serious note of the alleged criminal incident concerning a locally recruited staff member of the Swiss Embassy in Colombo, on Monday, 25 November 2019, immediately ordered a thorough investigation into this matter. This evening (1 December 2019) Secretary/Foreign Relations Ravinatha Aryasinha together with Secretary/Defence Major General (Retd.) Kamal…

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Two Army Staff officers who received training at the same military camp in India met after many years as political leaders today. They did not meet to discuss politics. One of the two friends is the incumbent President of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The other one is the Minister of State for Road Transport and…

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited the Sri Lankan High Commission office in New Delhi today (30) and planted a tree sapling to mark the occasion l. President Rajapaksa discussed with officials the importance of performing diplomatic functions in order to enhance cooperation between the two countries. The meeting was attended by the Sri Lankan High Commissioner…

02

Additional USD 50 million to combat terrorism Agreed to release all Indian fishing boats detained in Sri Lanka   Indian PM pledges fullest support to make ”Saubhagyaye Dekma” policy framework of the new President, a reality Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi describing Sri Lanka’s new President, a leader with a meaningful vision said his government…

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he will strive to elevate Indo – Sri Lanka relations to the highest level possible during his tenure of office. The President, who is currently on a two-day State visit to India, made this statement during the official meeting with President of India Ram Nath Kovind today. President Rajapaksa who arrived…

India-meet-1

The Minister of External Affairs of India Subrahmanyam Jaishankar today (29) called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who is currently visiting India. Minister Jaishankar commended the decision by President Rajapaksa to select India as his first overseas State visit since assuming duties. The visit has taken place on an invitation extended by the Indian Prime Minister. While expressing…

Special-Community

to make recommendations on the appointment of competent personnel to the Boards of Public Enterprises, Statutory Agencies and State-owned Commercial Businesses. Mr Sumith Abeysinghe, former Secretary to the Cabinet and a senior public officer with wide experience in government is heading this Committee. The members of the Committee drawn from various professional backgrounds comprise Mr…

new-cabinet

Newly appointed 35 State Ministers and three Deputy Ministers were sworn-in before President GotabayaRajapaksa at the President’s Office today (27). Mr. Chamal Rajapaksa ,MP State Minister of Defence Mr.Vasudeva Nanayakkara, M.P. State Minister of Water Supply Facilities Mr.Gamini Lokuge, M.P. State Minister of Urban Development Mr.Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene, M.P. State Minister of Irrigation and Rural…

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