Month: April 2020

COVID – 19 control programme to be strengthened identifying and correcting shortcomings – President

  Study to utilize indigenous medicine to boost immunity Steps to produce testing kits domestically Adherence to recommendations for work places to be monitored Safeguard the mental well-being of children at homes   President Gotabaya Rakapaksa reiterates that COVID- 19 control activities should be strengthened by identifying and correction shortcoming and omissions during a discussion…

President to examine possibility of utilizing digital technology for exchange of agricultural & other commodities data

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is considering the possibility of using digital technology as a medium to exchange data among the farmer, consumer and supplier. Secretaries to the Ministries of Agriculture, Internal Trade, Consumer Welfare, Plantation Industries and Export Agriculture and several other officials including officials of Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute held an explorative…

Balance of the COVID – 19 Fund reaches Rs. 878 million

Most Ven. Dr. Dewalegama Dhammasena Nayaka Thero, the Chief Incumbent of the Tissamaharama  Sadagiri Ubaya Raja Maha Viharaya and the Chief Sanghanayaka of the Hambantota District donated Rs.1.5 million to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat, today (29). The Executive Association of SriLankan Airlines and the    Xiaomi Sri Lanka Donated Rs. 2 Million…

President converses with Dhammalankara Thero and the Cardinal

President Gotabaya Rajapksa met with the Maha Nayake of Kotte Sri Kalyani Samagri Dhrama Maha Sanga Sabha Most Ven. Dr. Iththapana Dhammalankara Thero and His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith at the Presidential Secretariat today (28) and exchanged views on several current issues. Inquiring about the current progress of the COVID – 19 prevention activities, both…

Special Presidential Task Force to ensure health security at tri-forces camps appointed

A discussion to identify measures that need to be taken to ensure health security at military camps was held at the Presidential Secretariat today (27) under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and with the participation of retired security chiefs and medical experts. A new special Presidential Task Force headed by the Governor of the…

Balance of the COVID – 19 Fund reaches Rs. 866 million

With corporate and individual donations and direct donations, the COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund‘s balance has now surpassed Rs. 866 million. The Chief Incumbent of the Mihinthala Rajamaha Viharaya, Ven. Walahahengunawewa Dhammaratana Thero handed over Rs. 01 million to the Fund. Recent donations made to the Fund included Rs. 01 million by…

Island-wide curfew imposed tomorrow

In order to facilitate officers of the security forces who are on leave to report back to their respective camps, an island-wide curfew has been imposed tomorrow (Monday), the 27th of April. Curfew in other districts except the districts of Colombo, Kalutara, Gampaha and Puttalam will be lifted at 5.00am on Tuesday (28) and will…

An All Night Pirith Chanting held in Kataragama to invoke blessings on citizens and countrry

An All Night Pirith Chanting Ceremony was held yesterday (25) in the sacred city of Kataragama with the participation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to invoke blessings on the citizens and the country. The President who visited Kataragama sacred city called on the Chief Incumbent of the Kiri Vehera Rajamaha Viharaya, Chief Sanga Nayaka of the…