Month: March 2020

With direct deposits and donations from organizations and individual donors the COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund’s balance surpasses Rs. 242 million. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa established this Fund on March 23. The  balance reached Rs.145 million as at 8.00 a.m. today with the Rs.9.5 million direct deposits to the Bank and Rs. 500,000…

NOTICE ON CURFEW

The ongoing curfew in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutura, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna which have been identified as High Risk Zones will remain in force until further notice. In all other districts, curfew will be lifted at 6.00am tomorrow (April 1st), Wednesday and will be re-imposed at 2.00pm on the same day. Traveling to…

Large contributions for COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund

A large number of organizations and individual donors are contributing funds to strengthen the COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa established this Fund on March 23 to strengthen the mitigation activities aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19 virus in the country and related social welfare programmes. Creating the Fund,…

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ON CURFEW

All the decisions with regard to imposition of curfew, selection of localities to implement curfew and declaration of isolated areas are being taken at the highest level of the Government following an in-depth analysis of data received. If there is any information that suggests changes to ongoing curfew hours at any place, the same should…

UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT ON CURFEW

The curfew in force in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutura, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna will continue until further notice. In all other districts, curfew will be lifted at 6.00am tomorrow (30th Monday) and will be re-imposed at 2.00pm on the same day. Traveling to and from all districts is completely prohibited except for the…

President enlightens Maha Nayaka Theros of Malwatta and Asgiriya Chapters about measures taken to combat COVID – 19

Diyawadana Nilame and Malwatta and Asgiriya Chapters donated Rs. 20 million to COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund President Gotabaya Rajapaksa paid homage to the Temple of the Scared Tooth Relic in Kandy today (28). President was received by Diyawadana Nilame Nilanga Dela Bandara at the venue. Diyawadana Nilame donated Rs. 10 million…

Donations to COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund exempted from taxes

Donations to COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund that has been established to strengthen the mitigation activities aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19 virus in the country and related social welfare programme, have been exempted from taxes and foreign exchange regulations. A special account had been opened at the Corporate Branch of…

Announcement on curfew

The Government insists that the public must strictly adhere to the curfew now in force island-wide. Curfew has been imposed with the sole purpose of to preventing the spread of COVID – 19 which has now become a major health issues. The Task Force entrusted with the management of the essential food and other items…