President’s-intervention-helps-rural-school-to-get-a-library

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in response to a request by a student of the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Primary School, Madirigiriya helps the rural school to have an adequately equipped library. The library constructed by repairing an old double-decker bus was handed over to the school authorities at the Presidential Secretariat today(August 03). It has been 5 years…

President-pays-floral-tribute-to-D.A.-Rajapaksa-monument…

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa paid floral tribute to the D.A. Rajapaksa monument at Medamulana, today (02). President Rajapaksa who is on a campaign tour of Hambantota district, in support of the candidates of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna contesting the next Wednesday’s Parliamentary Election visited the D.A.Rajapaksa Museum and Memorial and paid the floral tribute to D.A….

A-people-centric-national-economy-fully-owned-by-the-people-President-promises-in-Hambantota

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that he will build a people-centric economy that will be fully owned by the people of this country. The President further said that the objective of the government is create a National Economy for the future that will strengthen the local entrepreneurs instead of vending national resources and financial assets of…

Budget-provisions-to-solve-shortage-of-drinking-water

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assured provisions from the annual budget to resolve the shortage of drinking water in several districts. “During my tour across the country in the last 2-3 weeks, one of the major issues I was presented by the people is the scarcity of drinking water. This issue was discussed with the Prime Minister…

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    Hajj Message               It is with pleasure I offer my felicitations to Sri Lankan Muslims and their fellow devotees the world over on this occasion of Eid-ul-Adha. On this day of Hajj, Muslims commemorate immense sacrifices made by Nabi Ibrahim and his family members in honour and respect…

President-pledges-to-preserve-Wellassa-Urumaya

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa reiterated that no room will be left for anyone to destroy the historical heritage of the country or to cause damage to places of worship. A comprehensive programme will be designed in order to preserve the heritage of Wellassa whilst protecting places of worship of all faiths, President Rajapaksa said addressing a…

Monaragala--An-agro-based-modern-economy

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa revealing his development vision for the district of Monaragala says that he will establish an agriculture-based modern economy thereby attracting youth to farming instead of leaving it. President states that his policy is to develop agricultural economy with the potential to produce a high standard harvest using minimum land and state of…

People-overwhelmed-by-President’s-visits-to-their-villages

People applaud the new concept enunciated by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to visit from town to town and village to village, listen to their grievances and provide solutions to them. The new concept introduced in place of public rallies is instrumental in minimizing waste of resources and the negative impact on the environment caused by the…

President-pledges-to-develop-Kelaniya-while-preserving-its-historical-heritage

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa stated that the city of Kelaniya will be developed curbing drug menace and underworld while preserving the city’s historical heritage and pride. President made these remarks touring Gampaha district for the second time today (30) in support of the candidates of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna contesting next week’s Parliamentary Election. The meeting…

Corruption-and-malpractices-in-public-sector-will-be-eliminated---President-assures-in-Kalutara

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assured that all the corruption, malpractices and irregularities in the government will be eliminated and establish an efficient public service in the country. There are over 1.5 million employees in the state service. Still the hardships people face when seeking government services are reported on a daily basis. President Rajapaksa emphasized that…

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Housing schemes for middle and low income families Special programme to recycle waste and to mitigate flood disasters President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says Colombo will be developed under a well-designed plan  while addressing main issues faced by the people. Lack of housing facilities, difficulty in garbage disposal and flooding are some of the issues affecting the…

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Following corporate, individual donations and direct deposits, ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund balance has now surpassed Rs. 1526 million. Ven. Bengamuwe Nalaka Thero handed over Rs. 50,000 to the Fund on behalf of the Thawalama Development Foundation and the chauffeurs working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs donated Rs. 111,800 to the Fund….

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President & Prime Minister joined in Kurunegala public meetings Another six-month moratorium on leasing rentals of school vans President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed the Minister-in-Charge to accelerate the construction works of the Central Expressway project. Construction of the section from Colombo to Kurunegala has been disrupted due to issues relating to the compensation payment process….

Promises-in-“Vistas-of-Prosperity-and-Splendour”

President requests peoples’ support A Committee will be appointed to address land issues President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assured that each and every promise in his National Policy Framework, “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour” will be honored in the coming years The President asked for a strong Parliament and peoples’ support to accomplish them successfully. President Rajapaksa…

Pre-schools-to-be-brought-under-a-Ministry

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that pre-school system will be brought under the purview of a Ministry so that issues affecting it could be resolved. During the President’s recent visits to several areas problems faced by pre-school teachers were bought to his attention. Last Thursday in Galle too nursery teachers discussed their difficulties with the President….

President-considers-amending-Antiquities-Ordinance

Committee to study the Act Measures to increase funding and to meet employee shortage Ordered to resolve issues discussed immediately Proposal to bring back artefacts from overseas museums Maha Sangha blessed for an era of securing ancient heritage President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has paid his attention to amend the Antiquities Ordinance in order to strengthen the preservation…

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The COVID-19 Health and Social Security Fund has allocated Rs. 36,605,812.00 to the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medical Services to carry out essential PCR tests. Chairman of the Management Committee of the Fund and the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Prof. W.D Lakshman handed over the cheque pertaining to the allocation…

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that pre-school system will be brought under the purview of a Ministry so that issues affecting it could be resolved. During the President’s recent visits to several areas problems faced by pre-school teachers were bought to his attention. Last Thursday in Galle too nursery teachers discussed their difficulties with the President….

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Following corporate, individual donations and direct deposits, ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund balance has now surpassed Rs. 1511 million. Government employees of the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council have donated Rs. 17,504,709.35 to the Fund. This sum was handed over to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa by Governor of the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council Tikiri Kobbekaduwa. In addition,…

We-will-free-the-country-of-drug-menace-–-President-assures

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assured to bequeath the future generation a country free from the drug menace. Several measures are already in place to prevent drug infiltration and distribution. President emphasized the country will be freed from drugs similar to that of terrorism. President made these comments at a public gathering organized near Kiribathgoda Shopping complex…

President-attends-to-whole-gamut-of-issues-in-Nuwara-Eliya

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed officials to look into and address teacher shortage and other issues in schools in Nuwara Eliya district. Attention was drawn to appoint teachers from Nuwara Eliya itself and closest districts in order to fill existing teaching vacancies. President also took measures to provide on the spot solutions to other shortcomings in…

President-sets-target-for-officials-to-increase-fallen-pepper-price

Additional provisions from forthcoming budget Long-term solution urged Measures to explore new market opportunities Before 2015 price of pepper per kilo gram stood between Rs. 1,500-1,300. However, it had now come down to Rs. 450-500. The price of raw pepper per kilo is between Rs.150-175. During recent visits by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to several districts,…

Ratnapura-town-to-get-new-look-under-proposed-Development-Plan--President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says the proposed Ratnapura Urban Development Plan will give the city a new look. A fully fledged bus stand in the center of Ratnapura town will also be constructed under the new plan. The President made these remarks participating at the public gathering held near the Seevali Ground, Ratnapura, today, (19) in…

Plans-afoot-to-promote-pepper-cultivation-as-a-major-export-crop….-–-President-tells-in-Rathnapura

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has stated that plans are afoot to promote pepper cultivation as a major export crop. India is the major buyer of pepper from Sri Lanka and other countries. India purchases pepper on a quota basis. Increasing the quota given to Sri Lanka is one of the key elements of the strategy. In…

President-in-Kegalle-promises-special-programme-to-mitigate-landslides-disasters-;-people-assure-strong-Parliament

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa told the people in Kegalle a special programme will be launched to mitigate disastrous consequences of landslides that frequently occur in the district. President made this pledge while attending several public gatherings organized in Kegalle district today (18). President Rajapaksa is in Kegalle in support of the candidates of Sri Lanka Podu…

President-warmly-welcomed-in-Ampara-looks-into-people’s-grievances

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa toured Ampara district today (17) in support of the candidates of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) contesting the forthcoming General Election. In Padiyathalawa, upon a request by the residents, the President instructed the Secretary to the Ministry of Roads Development to expand the existing road runs through Padiyathalawa town into a 4-lane…

President-calls-on-engineers-to-revolutionize-construction-sector

Priority for needs of the people Measures to empower Government Workshop and State Engineering Corporation Engineers assures not to breach the trust placed in them President Gotabaya Rajapaksa invited the local engineers to take part in a revolutionary transformation in the construction sector which will fulfill the needs of urban and rural population. “People in…

President-honoured-for-leading-an-eco-friendly-Presidential-Election-campaign

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been awarded the “Zero Carbon Certificate” presented for first ever “Zero Carbon Presidential Election Campaign” in the world conducted with community participation. Members of the Committee for Environment Policy Formulation of “Saubhagyaye Dekma” (Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour) policy statement presented the certificate to the President at the Presidential Secretariat today…

‘ITUKAMA’-COVID-–-19-Fund-balance-surpasses-Rs.-1491-million

Following corporate, individual donations and direct deposits, ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund balance has now surpassed Rs. 1491 million. Girl child W.G. Jayani Thilakshana Karunaratne has donated Rs. 3,000 to the fund. This sum was handed over to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat. In addition, Ceylon…

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that the heads of both government and private entities are accountable for adhering to health guidelines in their organizations in the wake of current spike in COVID 19 cases. The COVID 19 virus is prone to spread among groups until adequate and satisfactory containment. Kandakadu Rehabilitation Center is an unfortunate example….

President-pledges-to-overcome-the-challenge-of-protecting-people-from-COVID-19-pandemic

Comprehensive plans to control the current spike        Uninterrupted tests to detect infected persons        Rehabilitation of drug addicts will be expanded        All information on current situation open to the public        President commends all parties helping to curb COVID-19 President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assured that the challenge of protecting the people until the COVID-19…

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited the Dalada Maligawa, temple of the sacred tooth relic and received blessings today (July 13). The President was welcomed by the Chief Custodian, Diyawadana Nilame, Nilanga Dela upon his arrival at the Dalada Maligawa premises. President Rajapaksa called on Most Ven. Thibbatuwawe Sri Sumangala Thera, Mahanayake of the Malwatta Chapter and…

President-highlights-need-to-protect-our-indigenous-medical-systems

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa emphasized the requirement of a proper procedure to preserve our unique and indigenous medical systems. The President highlighted the capability of attracting tourists by promoting traditional medicinal practices. President Rajapaksa made these remarks when an indigenous physician presented him with a set of proposals during the second day of the election campaign…

‘ITUKAMA’-COVID-–-19-Fund-balance-surpasses-Rs.-1458-million

Following corporate, individual donations and direct deposits, ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund balance has now surpassed Rs. 1458 million. Sri Lanka Amarapura Mahasangha Sabha has donated Rs. 1,000,000 to the Fund. The Cheque relating to the donation was handed over to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa during the commemoration ceremony of founder Theros of Sri…

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  President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will visit Matale tomorrow (10) extending his support for the election campaign of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP). President Rajapaksa is scheduled to attend several public gatherings to be held in the Matale district to ensure the victory of the SLPP candidates contesting the upcoming general election. Following are the public…

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Following corporate, individual donations and direct deposits, ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund balance has now surpassed Rs. 1456 million. The Excise Department has donated Rs. 3,500,000 to the Fund. In addition, girl child N.W. Situmi Savindi donated a sum of Rs.5, 000, Ms. H.G. Pushpa Rs.5, 000 and Mr. K.G. Abhayawardena Rs.5,000 to…

Commemoration-of-Amarapura-Maha-Nikaya-founder-Theros-held-under-President’s-patronage

The commemoration ceremony of founder Theros of Sri Lanka Amarapura Maha Nikaya was held under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the BMICH, today (08). The Amarapura Maha Nikaya was established in 1802 following countless efforts by the Most Ven. Welitara Mahakarawe Gnanawimala Tissa Thero. The Maha Nayaka Theros such as  Most Venerable Madihe…

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Although the repatriation of Sri Lankan workers from abroad in the wake of COVID-19 spread made a considerable change to our overall employment profile, our aim was to secure the lives of our workforce, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said. “Sri Lanka has a considerable workforce that is employed outside the country. Even during the period when…

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Following corporate, individual donations and direct deposits, ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund balance has now surpassed Rs. 1450 million. Members of the Wennappuwa Pradeshiya Sabha including its Chairman have donated Rs. 166,000 to the Fund. In addition, Ms. H. Priyanthi R. Peiris donated a sum of Rs. 5,000, Managing Director of the ‘A’…

Octogenarian-retired-female-teacher-donates-Rs

M.A.H.P. Marasinghe, an 84-year old retired female teacher had handed Rs. 200,000 to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who was in Puttalam today as a contribution to COVID Fund. This donation was handed over to President during a public rally in Thaniwella in Madampe organized in support of candidates of Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna (SLPP) contesting the…

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Following corporate and individual donations and direct deposits, ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund balance has now surpassed Rs. 1448 million. The National Hospital for Respiratory Diseases, Welisara has donated Rs. 135,044.53 to the Fund and the cheque for this sum was handed over to the Director General of Administration of the Presidential Secretariat,…

president-pays-homage-to-Anuradhapura-Mihindu-Aranya-Senasana

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited ancient Mihindu Aranya Senasana in Anuradhapura and received blessings today (July 04). Mihindu Aranya Senasana is dated between 5-6 AD and it has been the headquarters for Wanawasi Sanga Sabha of Rohana Chapter of the Siyam sect. The President arrived at the Mihindu Aranya Senasana in the morning and engaged in…

President-in-Anuradhapura-says-agriculture-will-be-country’s-priority

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that agriculture will be country’s priority after resolving number of persisting issues and shortcomings affecting it. Issues such as shortage of water supply and fertilizer for agriculture are being addressed by the government. Failure to make payments due to suppliers on time has resulted in delay in the importation of fertilizers….

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will visit Polonnaruwa on Sunday(July 05) to join Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) election campaign. President will also participate in a number of meetings in Polonnaruwa to guarantee the victory of SLPP candidates in the upcoming general election. Following are the meetings organized in the district throughout the day under the patronage…

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a five-member Committee to examine and report on the concerns regarding the development of Jaya Container Terminal (JCT) and East Container Terminal (ECT) of the Colombo Port. The Committee is headed by Secretary to the Ministry of Ports and Shipping, M.M.P.K. Mayadunne. Secretary to the Ministry of Industrial Export and…

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will join Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) election campaign tomorrow (July 03) from Anuradhapura. Accordingly, President Rajapaksa is scheduled to attend several public gatherings to be held in the Anuradhapura district to ensure the victory of the SLPP candidates contesting the upcoming general election. Following are the meetings organized in the district…

President-tells-bankers-to-go-grassroots

In order to develop villages the banking service in the country should understand the rural economy and the needs of the people, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa emphasized. It is a timely necessity to develop export agricultural businesses instead of waiting for foreign countries to come into fray. Mere establishment of industries alone cannot be defined as…

President-assures-to-protect-artistes-and-art

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assured to extend fullest assistance to protect artistes integrating them into the local economic environment without waiting the world to win against COVID – 19. During former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s tenure the contribution of artistes were sought for various activities. This was instrumental in artistes from top to bottom to provide their…

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa ordered not to use his photographs by candidates contesting the upcoming election in their propaganda campaign. No public official serving in security forces, government service, Corporations, Boards and Statutory Bodies should engage in political activities, President further instructed. Secretary to the President P.B. Jayasundera in a letter sent today (01) to all…

ITUKAMA’-COVID-–-19-Fund-balance-surpasses-Rs.-1423-million

Following corporate, individual donations and direct deposits, ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund balance has now surpassed Rs. 1423 million. Today’s donations included Rs. 361,438.32 by the Prime Minister’s Office, Rs. 1,200,000.00 by Housing Development and Finance Corporation Bank of Sri Lanka (HDFC), Rs. 100,787.40 by Sri Lanka Eye Donation Society, Rs. 1,000.000.00 by…

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