Month: February 2020

President presents awards to government bodies with high performance

On the recommendation of the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA), government bodies which have achieved a high performance level in the year 2018 were presented with awards at the Parliamentary Complex, today (28) under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Of the 844 institutions of State, Provincial Councils and Local Government that have been evaluated,…

Ambassador Cheng Bids Farewell

It was an honor to work as the Ambassador to Sri Lanka, said Chinese Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan when he came to the Presidential Secretariat today (27) to bid farewell to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Ambassador Cheng will be leaving to take up his new promotion. Some of his best memories in foreign services were made in…

Do justice to both fishermen and consumers – President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed officials to take measures to create an environment for the consumers to purchase fish at reasonable price while protecting the fisheries industry. President issued this directive during a meeting convened to discuss matters related to multi-day fishing boat owners held at the Presidential Secretariat today (26). While emphasizing the importance of…

Take immediate steps to control vegetable prices while safeguarding both farmers & consumers

-President instructs officials   President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the officials to implement a programme to control the rising prices of vegetables with the aim of providing relief to consumers while safeguarding farmers. The rising prices of vegetables have led to an increase in cost of living. During a meeting held at the Presidential Secretariat,…

Progress of first 100 days

February 25th, 2020 marks the completion of first 100 days of after assumption of office by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. A summary of decisions and actions taken in accordance with ‘Saubhagyaye Dekma’ during this period is given below. Education Upgrade 1000 schools to the level of National Schools Ensure University admission for every student who qualify…

Pakistan extends full cooperation to Sri Lanka

Pakistan ready to extend its cooperation in defense, trade, people-to-people relations, countering extremism, promoting religious harmony and in any other area Sri Lanka would need. This was assured by the Pakistan High Commissioner Major General (Retd) Muhammad Saad Khattak when he met with President Gotabaya today (24) at the Presidential Secretariat. As the two countries…

Final stage of Southern Expressway linking Hambantota- Mattala, Colombo vested with the public …

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa inaugurated the final stage of Southern Expressway- the extension from Palatuwa to Barawakumbuka, today (23). The Southern Expressway links the Mattala Airport and Hambantota Harbour to the Commercial Capital, Colombo. After opening the road near Godagama, Palatuwa interchange, the President and Prime Minister travelled on the Southern…

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa participated in the cremation ceremony of Most Venerable Ampitiye Sri Rahula Nayaka Thera, the Chief Incumbent of Maharagama Siri Vajiragnana Dharmayathanaya. The cremation ceremony was held at the Henry Pedris Grounds in Havelock Town, today (20). Mahanayaka and Anu Nayaka Theras including Most Venerable Agga Maha Pandita Kotugoda Dhammavasa Thera, the Mahanayake…