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To welcome the dawn of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year with fresh hopes and renewed determination to materialize them is a valuable tradition deeply rooted in our culture. Although adverse health conditions prevented us from celebrating last year’s Sinhala and Tamil New Year, this year all of us together have made it possible to…

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10,000 new recruits to police; National Drug Prevention Policy to be made public… Dependents of deceased and disabled war heroes continue to receive lifetime financial benefits The Ministerial Consultative Committee on Defence met under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Sri Jayewardenepura Parliamentary Complex today (08). This is the inaugural meeting of the…

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Permission to import standard varieties of palm oil for other food products President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had decided to ban the import of palm oil with immediate effect as the consumption of crude palm oil has adverse effects on public health. Experts in medical field and dieticians have repeatedly pointed out that the consumption of food…

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Novel ideas are welcome to achieve this goal in a short time…. –President says during the Annual Academic Session of the Kandy Society of Medicine President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has stated that a robust national health system will be implemented that will benefit all the people irrespective of their social status and that will cover all…

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa paid homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic at the historic Temple of the Tooth in Kandy and obtained blessings this morning (07). The President was received by Diyawadana Nilame Nilanga Dela at the Temple of the Tooth. The President called on the Maha Nayaka of the Asgiriya Chapter, Most Ven. Warakagoda Sri…

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Following the ancient customs and traditions, the ‘Nekath Seettuwa’, the table of auspicious times for this year’s Sinhala and Tamil New Year was presented to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House, today (6th April). State Minister of National Heritage, Performing Arts and Rural Arts Promotion, Vidura Wickremanayake presented the ‘Nekath Seettuwa”, brought by the…

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The final report of the Cabinet Sub-Committee appointed to study in depth the facts and recommendations on the course of action contained in the final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the Easter Sunday attacks and the report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on National Security which has been submitted to Parliament,…

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed to completely ban the importation of Palm Oil with immediate effect. The Controller General of Department of Imports and Exports Control has been advised to issue the relevant gazette order to give effect to this instruction, by the Secretary to the President P.B Jayasundera today(April 5th) itself. Additionally, the Director-General…

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Discussion with the Village” brings results in 03 months…  President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (04) vested in people the “Kanugahawewa Model Village” constructed by the Air Force at the request of the President after listening to the grievances of the villagers during the 04th “Discussion with the Village” programme held in Kebithigollewa. Kanugahawewa village in the Kebithigollewa Divisional…

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The National ‘Aluth Sahal Mangalya’ (New Rice Festival) one of the most venerated ancient agricultural rituals to offer the maiden harvest of Maha season to the Lord Buddha was held today (04) under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the sacred Sri Maha Bodhiya premises. It is an annual custom to set aside the…

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Easter,the noblestfestival in the Christian calendar, symbolizes the victory over evil and sin. Easter further providesdevoteesan opportunity to repent each individual’s sin in order to bring the spirit of renewal to the human life. The Christians all over the world spend the 40 day lent period begins on Ash Wednesday indulging in religious activities recalling…

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Solutions to water shortage in Vavuniya within a year … Issues affecting schools in the area resolved … Families offered children to Sasana are to receive benefits under 100,000 jobs scheme.. It’s not me but the ideology that brought me to power that matters … All these protests are against this ideology…. Standard of imported…

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The first “Discussion with the Village” program in the Northern Province will be held in Vedivaithyakallu Grama Niladhari Division of the Vavuniya North Divisional Secretariat Division in the Vavuniya district tomorrow(April 03). The Bogaswewa Maha Vidyala premises have been selected for the discussion. This is the 17th in the series of “Discussion with the Village”…

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The report of the Expert Committee on Solid Waste Management was handed over to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon (31). Solid waste management has become an enormous issue for many countries in the world as well as for Sri Lanka. Improper disposal of solid waste lead to a number of harmful…

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Chinese Ambassador Qi Zhenhong officially handed over a batch of anti-Covid vaccine; Sinopharm donated by the Chinese government to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo this afternoon (31). The consignment of vaccines was presented to Sri Lanka upon request by President Rajapaksa to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Sinopharm has been…

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The debut telecast of ‘Haritha’ TV channel was launched today (31) at the Hunupitiya Gangarama Temple in Colombo under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The main objective of the channel is to guide an agrarian economy rooted in a religious backdrop in order to revive the past prosperity of the country which was enriched…

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Laid the foundation to move the country forward while addressing the suffering of people Leaders of previous government now act as if they have never been in power Easter Sunday attack, MCC compact, Eastern Terminal Agreement were issues created by them ; now they protest against us If misled by falsehoods, the outcome will be…

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The 16th “Discussion with the Village” program presided by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be held in Kiriwelkele North, step 03 Grama Niladhari Division in the Pitabeddara Divisional Secretariat Division in the Matara District tomorrow(27). The discussion will commence at 10.00 am at Derangala Maha Vidyalaya. The People’s representatives including the Ministers and MPs of the…

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An opportunity for public to come up with ideas & creative proposals to formulate a “Sustainable Education Policy Framework”…. A policy formulated with broad public support can withstand change of governments –          President point outs President Gotabaya Rajapaksa points out that the “Digital Platform” is a great opportunity for the public to come up with ideas…

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A clear policy and a process is now in place. Government has to spend more time to clear the mess created by previous regime. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa stated that the only way to redeem people’s suffering is through appropriate development in the country. “To achieve this, required policy framework and the procedure have been laid…

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Restart projects that remain inactive though funded Officials should understand the government policy and actively participate in The development process…. Do not let people’s sufferings pass down from one generation to the next… Governors and District Secretaries to meet President every month President Gotabaya Rajapaksa emphasizes that the Governors and District Secretaries should take the…

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa paid his last respects to the late Most Venerable Kotugoda Dhammawasa Mahanayaka Thera of the Sri Lanka Amarapura Maha Nikaya. President Rajapaksa visited the Sri Dharmapalaramaya in Mount Lavinia this morning (24) and paid his last respects to the remains of the Mahanayaka thera while expressing his deepest condolences to the novice…

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A media group that worked against country during war has reappeared … Will fulfill responsibilities of 60- month long mandate with commitment … No one should worry about the next President…. Laws are there for People’s benefit… Another 100,000 jobs for poorest of the poor…. Walapane and Pudaluoya townships to be fully developed President tells…

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The 15th in the series of “Discussion with the Village” programme which will be presided over by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be held tomorrow (20) in the Yombuweltenna village in Walapane Divisional Secretariat Division of the Nuwara Eliya District. The People’s representatives including the Ministers and MPs of the District, Secretaries to Ministries, Heads of…

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…..that process is already underway…    -President   Compare policies with their benefits… Fruits of agro development for all…   Environment also needs development: Regulation is not enough If mislead by falsehoods, country will suffer   “The only answer to the problem of cost of living is to increase production and income received by the…

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The launching ceremony of a book titled “Kapilavasthupura sacred relics and Rajaguru Waskaduwe Sri Subhuti Thera”, an academic research work on Kapilavasthupura sacred relics and Rajaguru Waskaduwe Sri Subhuti Thera, was held under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) this evening (17). The book was compiled by…

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Garment owners assure President of meeting export targets President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said that the government, which is well aware of the challenges faced by the local apparel industry, is ready to extend its fullest support to enhance its productivity and quality. “We will follow a well-planned strategy to reach this objective”, President added. The…

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Priority for national, internal and security requirements PCoI on Easter Sunday attacks moved forward with consent of the Cardinal Entire Report except matters concerning national security made public Whenever a Nationalist government is in power hostile forces become active President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the relevant parties to take steps to expedite the provincial council…

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Priority for national security then and now …. Foreign forces oppose nationalism and patriotism …. We made our farmers rich instead of foreign farmers… Secured sovereignty by withdrawing external agreements detrimental to the country…. President says at the “Discussion with the Village” programme Opposition has the freedom to make various allegations. But these allegations should…

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The first “Discussion with the Village” programme in the Southern Province will be held tomorrow (13) in the Hikkaduwa Divisional Secretariat Division of the Galle District. This is the 14th in the series. Janapada Junior School in Galagoda East Grama Niladhari Division has been selected as the venue for the public forum which is scheduled…

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The Maha Sangha has drawn the President’s attention to the issues that have emerged due to the shortage of tamed elephants for Perahera ceremonies and stressed the requirement of a short term and long term plan to address the issue. The tradition of Perahera is an indigenous, religious and cultural heritage that has been inherited…

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Sri Lankan Hindus and their brethren across the globe since ancient times pay obeisance to Lord Shiva on this Mahashivarathri, with utmost reverence and expectation of dispelling darkness of ignorance and acquiring wisdom. Hindus believe that the blessings of the Lord Shiva, who they consider as the most powerful deity of the universe, will help…

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Restoration of the Pahala Giribawa Wewa commenced under the instructions of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (08). The villagers requested the President to renovate the tank during the “Discussion with the Village” program held in the Weragala Grama Niladhari Division, Giribawa Divisional Secretariat in the Kurunegala District last Saturday (06). Following the directives of the President…

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Families who had been in possession of government lands without clear ownership started receiving grants under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (08) at the Presidential Secretariat. The government’s objective is to ensure that every family owns a land with undisputed ownership as envisioned in the National Policy Framework “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour”….

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–President clears falsehoods spread by those who seek political advantage Ø Yahapalana rulers have forgotten that they were in power when attack took place Ø  Those who then remained silent now raise black flags Ø Cardinal’s agony is justifiable Ø No room for any form of extremism President Gotabaya Rajapaksa counters with solid facts, falsehoods over the Report of the Presidential…

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No need to hide the report on Easter Sunday attacks No deals being made, will not appease anyone either Do not seek political advantage over national issues Those who were silent during the attack now hoisting black flags Did not exploit the attack to come into power… The journey to success began well before the…

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The Sri Lankan society appreciated and respected the woman and her role as a mother, sister, wife and housewife with utmost dignity since ancient times. The way a country treats and accepts women is a social indicator of its true development. Sri Lanka has been exemplary in this respect. It is the woman who builds…

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The copies of the final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) to investigate and inquire into the Easter Sunday attacks have been handed over to Aggamahapandita Most Venerable Makulewe Wimala Mahanayake Thero  of the Ramanna Nikaya and to Most Venerable Gantune Assaji Thero ,  President of the Amarapura Sangha Council and Udarata Amarapura…

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Nation’s tribute to Air Force heroes who made tremendous sacrifices to safeguard the unity of the Motherland Primary responsibility of Armed Forces including Air Force is to ensure national security -says President addressing Presidential Colour Awarding ceremony Two flying squadrons of the Air Force were honoured by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa with the award of the…

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Seven new academic programmes 350 students to be enrolled in  2021  The ceremony to mark the official launch of Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute into a fully-fledged University was held under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, at the BMICH, today (04). In 1929, Ayurveda Cakrawarti Pandith G.P. Wickramarachchi established the Gampaha Sidayurveda Vidyalaya…

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The Air Show organized to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF), commenced today (03) under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in the skies above the Galle Face Green in Colombo. A contingent of Indian Air Force (IAF) participated in the event with aerobatics displays by Sarang Helicopter Air Display…

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A copy of the final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) to investigate and inquire into the Easter Sunday attacks has been handed over to Most Venerable Thibbatuwawe Sri Sumangala Thero, Mahanayaka of the Malwatta Chapter and Most Venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thero, Mahanayaka of the Asgiriya Chapter. The report was handed over…

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New Secretaries have been appointed to the Ministry of Agriculture and the State Ministry of Batik, Handloom Fabric & Local Apparel Products. Mr. M.B.R. Pushpakumara as the Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture and Mr. B.L.A.J.Dharmakeerthi as the Secretary to the State Ministry of Batik, Handloom Fabric & Local Apparel Products  received their letters of…

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Identify suitable lands for cultivation in all areas on priority basis…. President instructs officials during the “Discussion with the Village” session Help farmers to get familiar with technology to increase their harvest.. Do not sabotage programs benefitting low-income earning families.. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the respective authorities to immediately call for applications to fill…

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa attended the 43rd Nawam Maha Perahera of the Hunupitiya Gangarama Temple in Colombo yesterday (Feb. 26). The procession was organized under the guidance of Ven. Galaboda Gnanissara Thero and under the supervision of Dr. Kirinde Assaji Thero who resides in Gangarama Vihara. The President placed the casket which contains relics on the…

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President and the Vice Presidents of the 14th Governing Council Secretary, Ministry of Technology, Sri Lanka Director General of NAM S & T Centre Distinguished Delegates Ladies and Gentlemen   It is indeed a pleasure to address the 15th Governing Council meeting of the Non-aligned and Other Developing Countries for Science and Technology, with representation…

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The final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) to investigate and inquire into the Easter Sunday attacks that was presented to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been handed over to Attorney General Dappula De Livera. The report was handed over by the Director General, Legal Affairs of the Presidential Secretariat Hariguptha Rohanadheera at the…

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a Presidential Commission of Inquiry(PCoI) to evaluate the state of current affairs of the Sri Lanka Customs Department and make recommendations to enhance its effectiveness. The Commission is assigned to simultaneously come up with recommendations to make services by SL Customs more efficient and effective while dealing with various allegations…

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Special focus on agriculture, trade, technology and tourism sectors The formal meeting between the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan who is on a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa took place at the Presidential Secretariat this morning (24). Upon his arrival at the venue, the Pakistani Premier was received by…

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says those who have been recruited under the 100,000 employment opportunities programme will not be absorbed in to the cadre of  the Department of Health Services. The notion is being circulated that these employees will be attached to the health service as permanent staff is completely inaccurate, President stated. President Rajapaksa made…

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