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A group of envoys representing member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat today (13). Ambassadors and Consuls of Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Malaysia joined this meeting and extended their good wishes to the President. Discussions were focused on further enhancing bilateral…

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Sri Lanka and Japan reaffirm their commitment to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in vital sectors of economic development and identify key areas of such cooperation. Information and communication technology (ICT), harbor infrastructure including Eastern Container Terminal (ECT), expressways, agriculture, digitalization of television transmission, disaster prevention and security cooperation are some of the areas identified. This…

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A meeting between President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and senior officials of the Ministry of Power and Energy and institutions under its purview was held at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (12). Representatives from the Ceylon Electricity Board and Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority participated at this meeting, during which the attention was drawn to provide swift solutions…

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Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Sri Lanka M. Ashraf Haidari met with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat, today (12). The Ambassador extended his sincere congratulations to the President on behalf of the Afghan government and held discussions with President Rajapaksa to further strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.

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All the weaknesses in the Public sector in this country should be identified promptly and accurately in order to develop the country and we should commit ourselves to build a quality Public service through an attitudinal transformation, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said addressing the newly appointed State Ministry Secretaries at the Presidential Secretariat this evening (09)….

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The new Secretaries to State Ministries received their letters of appointment from the Secretary to the President Dr. P. B. Jayasundera at the Presidential Secretariat today (09). The newly appointed Secretaries are: 1 Mr. S. H. Harischandra State Ministry of Water Supply Facilities 2 Prof. Ranjith Dissanayake State Ministry of Urban Development 3 Mr. S….

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In order to build a pious and virtuous society the rule of law must be strictly adhered to, the Chief Incumbent of Kotte Raja Maha Viharaya Ven. Aluth Nuwara Anurudda Thero said. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited the temple this evening (07) and the Thero made these observations delivering a special sermon before the gathering. It…

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The people of this country look at President Gotabaya Rajapaksa as a leader who can overcome all challenges the country having and ensure security of the Motherland, the Chancellor of University of Kelaniya Ven. Dr. Walamitiyawe Kusaladhamma Thero said. President Rajapaksa this morning (07) visited Vidyalankara Pirivena and paid homage to the relic shrine at…

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New Governors for the Eastern and North Central Provinces were sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon (04). Ms. Anuradha Yahampath took oaths as the Governor of the Eastern Province while Prof. Tissa Vitharana was appointed as the Governor of the North Central Province.

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The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Sri Lanka Ahmad Ali Al Mualla paid a courtesy call on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat today (03). Engaging in a cordial discussion with the President, the Ambassador assured his country’s commitment to further enhance bilateral relations between the two countries. The UAE Ambassador while…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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The new Cabinet of Ministers were sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat. Hon. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, M.P Minister of Finance, Economy and Policy Development Minister of Buddhasasana, Cultural and Religious Affairs Minister of Urban Development, Water Supply & Residential Facilities Hon. Nimal Siripala de Silva, M.P. Minister of Justice, Human…

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been sworn-in as the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, before newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The event, graced by many other distinguished guests, is taking place at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. New Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will shortly assume duties in his new post.Former President Maithripala Sirisena and…

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Six new Governors were sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (21). They were: Raja Kollure – Uva Province Seetha Arambepola – Western Province J. M. Muzammil – North Western Province Lalith U. Gamage – Central Province Willy Gamage – Southern Province Tikiri Kobbekaduwa – Sabaragamuwa Province

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In keeping with the tradition, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy and paid homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic this morning. Upon his arrival, President Rajapaksa was received by the Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela accompanied by the Basnayake Nilames of the Four Main Devalayas. The President will call on Venerable Mahanayake…

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed three new Secretaries this morning. Dr. P. B. Jayasundara was appointed as the Secretary to the President and Major General (Retd.) Kamal Gunaratne was appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence. Former Central Bank Deputy Governor S. R. Attygalle has been appointed as the Secretary to the Treasury and…

President Assums Duties

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assumed duties as the 7th Executive President of Sri Lanka at the Presidential Secretariat today (19). The President assumed duties following religious observances and the event was attended by former president Maithripala Sirisena as well. Several political party leaders including Prof. G. L. Peiris, Dinesh Gunawardane, Douglas Devananda, Wimal Weerawansa, Vasudeva Nanayakkara,…

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The winner of the 2019 Presidential Election, SLPP candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn in as the 7th Executive President of Sri Lanka today (November 18) in Anuradhapura. He took oaths before Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya. Secretary to the President Udaya R Seniviratne read out the proclamation declaring Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the President. Prime Minister Ranil…

 

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