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Solution to land deeds issue Infrastructure development activities in Himbiliyakada, Wilgamuwa in the Matale district has commenced. During his visit to Matale district on October 2nd President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed officials to execute development projects expeditiously giving priority to the essential constructions and provision of service facilities. The purpose of the visit was to talk…

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34,818 to receive training under the first phase Handing over letters of appointment to the trainees selected from families of the lowest income category in the society under the programme to recruit 100,000 individuals for employment commenced today (19). 34,818 have been selected under the first phase. Appointees will receive a 06-moth formal training in…

‘ITUKAMA’-COVID-–-19-Fund-balance-surpasses-Rs

Following corporate, individual donations and direct deposits, ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund balance has now surpassed Rs. 1659 million. The Prime Minister’s Office Rs. 82,906.97, girl child R.G.I. Sithumini Bandara Rs.6,000, Gampaha District Samurdhi Officers’Welfare Association Rs. 100,000 and Bank of Ceylon Pensioners’ Association Rs. 2,500,000 donated to the Fund. These donations were…

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As the number of Staff personnel at the Presidential Secretariat have been minimized based on guidelines and recommendations given by the Health Authorities to suppress COVID 19, the public are requested to avoid visiting the Presidential Secretariat for their needs to avert any inconvenience. However, the available staff at the Presidential Secretariat are prepared to…

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  Relations with SL, a key priority of President Xi China will stand with Sri Lanka at international fora Port City will be completed expeditiously   My objective is to achieve  development similar to that of China – President Rajapaksa Assist us to reduce trade deficit   The head of the high-level delegation from the…

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Mr. Sathasivam Viyalendiran was sworn in as the State Minister of Backward Rural Areas Development and Promotion of Domestic Animal Husbandry and Minor Economic Crop Cultivation, before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The swearing in took place at the Presidential Secretariat today, (06).

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Close associates to be quarantined at closest hotels Attention to gazette prevention laws All factories are advised to carry out random checks President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed relevant parties to take immediate measures to contain the spread of COVID – 19 following the identification of close associates of the affected and to increase the number of…

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The government urges the public not to be deceived by the false propaganda being spread on social media platforms that an Island-wide curfew will be imposed across the country from tomorrow (06). All genuine government public notifications will be disseminated only through President’s Media Division and the Department of Government Information which in turn will…

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  All the officials to be brought under one roof to resolve land issues Special attention to problems faced by dairy farmers Dialysis unit to Wilgamuwa Solutions to shortage of teachers and nurses   President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed officials to provide lands to those who lost their lands with the implementation of the Moragahakanda reservoir…

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa joined to celebrate the World Children’s Day donating libraries in schools in five districts. President stated that provision of a library and access to sports will help children to maintain balance between physical and mental well-being. President added that he was convinced of this fact during his recent visits across the country….

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Message Our children are the future of the nation. It is the responsibility of the entire society to create an environment for them to develop their skills while enriching them with knowledge. As much as we give importance to nurture children’s physical and mental health, we must also ensure they are brought up to be…

We-are-committed-to-protect-and-sustainably-manage-natural-resources-–-President-tells-UN-Biodiversity-Summit

The Government of Sri Lankan is committed to protect and sustainably manage natural resources, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said addressing the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity today (30). “Sri Lanka is home to two UNESCO    Natural Heritage Sites: the Central Highlands, and the Sinharaja Rain Forest Reserve. We are also proud of our six sites recognized…

President-graces-religious-ceremony-to-bless-good-health-for-Kotugoda-Dhammawasa-Nayaka-thero

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa greeted with his presence at the religious ceremony to bless Most Ven. Agga Maha Panditha Mahopadyaya Maha Nayaka Kotugoda Dhammawasa thero of the Amarapura chapter, today(September 30). President wished good health for Most Ven. Kotugoda Dhammawasa Nayaka thero who is unwell at the moment. The religious ceremony was held in Dharmapalarama Vihara,…

Sri-Lanka’s-foreign-policy-based-on-neutrality--development-cooperation-is-our-top-most-priority

  “Sri Lanka is located in a place of strategic importance. Therefore, our country is attracted to many parties. In this context, Sri Lanka has chosen neutrality as its foreign policy. Our top most priority is mutually beneficial development cooperation. This country is open for foreign investments”, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said during a brief cordial…

New-dwellings-for-estate-workers-to-be-constructed-close-to-their-line-houses-President-and-PM

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa emphasized the necessity to construct residences for estate workers in close proximity to their existing line houses. The construction of 4000 houses for estate people commenced in 2016 with funding from the Indian government. A total of 669 houses have been constructed in the last 5 years…

President-explores-possibility-of-producing-school-uniforms-locally

Ø  Production of National and Buddhist flags encouraged. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa explores the possibility of assigning the larger percentage of supply of school and security forces uniform material to local industrialists. President emphasizes that it is imperative to commence the production of standard and high quality textiles immediately. President made these comments following his inspection…

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A fake news campaign that alleges unprecedented environmental destruction is taking place since the present government came into power has now been identified. These false reports highlight that forest reserves are being burnt down and trees in natural forests are being cut down.  People, who create such fabricated news, are attempting to convince the public…

Make-people-living-is-a-battle,-I-undertake-the-responsibility-of-winning-it-President-says-at-inaugural-”Discussion-with-Villagers”-in-Haldummulla

  Consider all the verbal orders as circulars   Those who neglect will be punished   14-day rule is in place   Immediate solutions for issues in the area   Shortages in the Kumarathenna Vidyalaya resolved on the spot President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed the officials to treat all verbal orders issued for the common…

Spiritually-rich,-religious-and-moral-generation-needed-for-the-future--says-President

President Rajapaksa emphasized that it is necessary to raise a morally and ethically driven generation guided by their religion to coincide the physical development in the country. President highlighted that Sri Lanka is a country enriched with morals and virtues due to its high esteem held towards Buddhist teachings and the co-existence preached by the…

President-stresses-need-for-educational-reforms-that-can-optimally-contribute-to-future-world,-economy-&-development

  University curricula should target job market More focus on Technology and Information Technology President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has emphasized the need to reform the country’s education system in order to create a citizen who can optimally contribute to the future world, the economy and development. The Universities should not simply be degree-awarding institutions. The President…

President-steers-revival-of-EDC

New market for exporters International trade agreements to be reviewed National Trade Policy to be revised After a lapse of 28 years the Export Development Council (EDC) was convened under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Export Development Council was set up under Export Development Act in 1979 with…

Find-investors-in-innovation---President-instructs-officials

Advertising campaign to attract foreign investors Local businessmen should aim global market Maximum justice for depositors of bankrupt finance companies Steps to promote share market President Gotabaya Rajapaksa advised the officials to divert both institutional and independent innovations to the production market immediately, with the assistance of investors. Researches by a number of institutes had…

Commemoration-of-Dr.-C.W.W.-Kannangara-held-under-patronage-of-President-&-Prime-Minister

The 51st Death Anniversary Commemoration of Dr. C.W.W. Kannangara, who is hailed as the Father of Free Education was held under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today (23). The President and the Prime Minister paid floral tributes to the Kannangara statue erected at the Presidential Secretariat premises. Students…

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Global community must stand in solidarity with Sri Lanka to counter terrorism As a nation that witnessed the bitterness of war, SL is committed to promote peace across the world Vigilant on transnational drug trafficking Once developed, universal access to COVID – 19 vaccine is vital “Democratically elected governments of nations understand the pulse and…

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa made a sudden inspection visit to the Narahenpita Office of the National Housing Development Authority. The President visited the office today (23) following a complaint by a client. According to the complainer, the officers had failed to perform their respective duties on a number of occasions while saying that the staffs were…

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 Higher Education act to be amended   Innovations to place under the purview of one institute President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assured that he would create an atmosphere to promote Sri Lanka as one of the top countries in the world in terms of innovations. He emphasized that the requirement of breeding Smart Technocrats with international standards…

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First meeting at Haldummulla: Public requested to present their issues President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has decided to go among the people to give swift solutions to their grievances at the village level. The President hopes to witness himself the difficulties suffered by fellow citizens first hand and to listen to them in order to relieve them…

Education;-Government’s-top-priority…-President-emphasizes

Preschool and primary education receive special attention … Equal personal attention of officers to every school… Infrastructure development of all schools expedited … An allowance for volunteer pre-school teachers Separate programme for differently abled children… National Committee on Women to get Parliamentary approval …                                President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that one of the top…

President-inspects-development-projects-in-Puttalam

Agro-technical institute in Madurankuliya declared open Model School gets a playground   President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited Puttalam district today (19) to inspect some of the development projects in the area. Commencing the tour President Rajapaksa inspected activities in Palachchonai Estate in Madurankuliya. Coconut, vegetables and several other agricultural crops are cultivated in the 900-acre estate….

Do-not-allow-brand-name-“Ceylon-Tea”-to-be-tarnished

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa urged the tea factory owners not to pave the way to tarnish the image of Ceylon Tea brand which has attracted many countries in the world for a long time. Media recently reported instances of adulterating the quality tea by mixing sugar, glucose, sodium bicarbonate and ferrous sulfate. The rejection of such…

President-presents-motorbikes-for-PHIs

An opportunity for PHIs to graduate President Rajapaksa symbolically presented motorbikes for the Public Health Inspectors in appreciation of their commitment and life-risking service during the COVID 19 at the Presidential Secretariat today(September 18). Since 2015 no PHIs were provided with motorbikes. PHIs representing 26 selected Medical Health Zones covering the entire island and who…

Birth-Commemoration-of-Anagarika-Dharmapala-held-under-patronage-of-President

The 156th birth anniversary commemoration of Anagarika Dharmapala was held under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The ceremony took place at Mahabodhi Agrashravaka Maha Vihara in Maligakanda today (17). President was received by the Chairman of Mahabodhi Society and Chief Sanghanayaka of  Japan Ven. Banagala Upatissa Thero at the venue. After paying floral tribute…

100,000 km road constructions should be completed by 2024-President sets targets for officials

No vehicle parking on pedestrian walkways of main roads New bridges to replace hanging bridges, wooden plank bridges, and small bridges Steps to plant 2 million plants along roads   President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assigned the officials to complete the project for the construction of 100,000km of rural roads and connect them with the main road…

Sri Lanka has potential to become one of world's leading maritime hubs - President tells Officials

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that Sri Lanka can use its unique locational advantage to become one of the world’s leading maritime hubs. President Rajapaksa pointed out that development goals could be achieved speedily by developing our ports facilities by emulating the world’s most advanced ports as examples. The President emphasized the need to develop our…

President-calls-“Viyathmaga”-intellectuals-to-support-government’s-forward-journey

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa requested the intellectuals of the “Viyathmaga” to participate in the government’s journey to make a better and prosperous Sri Lanka. The “Viyathmaga” organization comprised professionals, academics and entrepreneurs representing a number of fields. The “Viyathmaga” was launched in the April of 2017 and its activities made a deep impact in the political…

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa handed over letters of appointment to 12 new High Court judges at the Presidential Secretariat today (14).   Name of the Judge                                                   Position previously held 1. Mr. W. A. Perera                                             …

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Maha Sanga stated that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been given the mandate by the people to make the most appropriate constitution for the country. Theros stated that they are more than enthusiastic to see the President’s forward journey to establish a self-sustained economy while fulfilling expectations of the citizenry. These comments were made by the…

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa paid homage to the Atamasthana (8 sacred locations) in Anuradhapura yesterday(September 11). President who visited Anuradhapura yesterday and called on Chief Incumbent of Atmasathana Ven Pallegama Siri Niwasa Nayaka thero and engaged in pleasantries. President observed religious activities before Sri Maha Bodhi and conversed cordially with the devotees present at the religious…

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (10) responded to comments by the Opposition and its allies on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution and the court ruling on Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Ratnapura District Parliamentarian Premalal Gunasekara. Referring to the allegations by the Opposition during today’s meeting with State Ministers held at the Presidential Secretariat President Rajapaksa…

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Loss making estate companies to be restructured Priority for re-cultivation for a higher yield Tea research to take a novel path President Gotabaya Rajapaksa emphasized that the tea industry which has suffered a severe setback should be revived based on a holistic approach. Experts in the field pointed out that long, medium and short –term…

2-books-written-by-Defence-Secretary-launched-with-President’s-patronage

The copies of the novel “Pathalayo” and the English version of “GOTABAYA” written by the Secretary of Defense, retired Major General Kamal Gunaratane were presented to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today(September 06). “Pathalayo” is based on real life events. The Sinhala version(original) of the “Gotabaya” was published last year and the English version was launched today(September…

President-removes-tax-imposed-on-gem-and-jewelry-industry

Rs. 1 million loan facility at 4% interest rate for jewelry manufacturers President Gotabaya Rajapaksa decides to remove the 14% income tax imposed on the profit earned by the gem and jewelry manufacturers and the 15% tax on gold imports. The income tax concession given to the gem and jewelry industry since 1971 was done…

COVID-19-pandemic-proved-the-importance-of-maintaining-a-centralized-healthcare-system-–-President-tells-Medical-interns

Pledges to create a healthy nation during the tenure Novel approach to provide healthcare services to rural communities Sri Lankan public is hungry for development and tired of excuses Pays gratitude to everyone who contributed to control COVID-19 pandemic   One of the important lessons emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic is the importance of maintaining…

President-wants-minor-crop-cultivators-protected-by-ensuring-stable-price

Steps to meet the demand for maize locally President Gotabaya Rajapaksa emphasized that cultivators of minor crops including turmeric and pepper should be protected by ensuring stable prices for them. The importation of turmeric and pepper was completely suspended in order to protect local producers of these crops. President highlighted the importance of creating an…

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Steps to meet the demand for maize locally President Gotabaya Rajapaksa emphasized that cultivators of minor crops including turmeric and pepper should be protected by ensuring stable prices for them. The importation of turmeric and pepper was completely suspended in order to protect local producers of these crops. President highlighted the importance of creating an…

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Pressure is being mounted against certain appointments recently made by the President and the Government. All these appointments were made with the utmost consideration of our country’s sovereignty, national security and implementation of “Saubhagyaye Dekma” policy statement. Also, President emphasizes such appointments have been made after careful scrutiny of loyalty to the nation, qualifications and…

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has given priority to expedite development projects launched by the Government for the benefit of the people and to solve their grievances at the grassroots level  in addition to his daily official engagements.  Since he is occupied with fulfilling national responsibilities, the President does not find time to attend ceremonies, prize giving,…

President-inspects-Altair-Commercial-and-Residential-building

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa inspected the Altair Commercial and Residential building which is under construction before Beira lake, yesterday(August 31). Following its completion Altair building will be among the galaxy of tallest buildings in the Colombo city limits. The construction of the building commenced in 2012 in the 2.5-acre land adjacent to the Beira lake. The…

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Job recipients  giving cash or any kind of bribe to any party will be a disqualification  The Programme of providing 100,000 employment opportunities aimed at eradicating poverty will commence on September 02. The objective of the Programme is to empower those who live in absolute poverty with no formal education and skills through the Multi-Purpose Development Task…

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Contribute actively to build the national economy – President tells District Coordinating Committee Chairmen President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assures that all roads in the country will be rehabilitated within the next four years. President requests the District Committee chairmen to actively contribute to build the national economy by finding solutions to various issues faced by the…

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