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UN Resident Coordinator delighted with President’s sustainable development programs

Meeting President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (17) at the Presidential Secretariat, United Nations Resident Coordinator Hanna Singer responded positively to his commitment to sustainable development. The discussions among other concerns included poverty alleviation, climate control, digitizing government offices, addressing missing persons and better management of refugees. “Poverty alleviation is my main concern,” said President Rajapaksa. As…

President pays attention to environmental and social issues relating to  Norochcholai Coal Power Plant

    Instructs the officials to implement the project according to proper technical procedures and environmental requirements –      Permanent solutions for issues affecting people’s day to day life –      Steps to meet 80% of energy requirement through renewable energy by 2030 President Gotabaya Rajapaksa mediates to resolve environmental and social issues caused by the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant. He…

All govt. institutes to be connected to a single data network

  Measures to provide government services through e- governance –      Hotline 1919 to be reactivated –      A “Talents Pool” for the government sector President  Gotabaya Rajapaksa has proposed to centralize all government institutes through a single data network to ensure a public sector service free of  inefficiency, delays and corruption. During a discussion held at the Presidential Secretariat…

No passenger should be subjected to any inconvenience or delays

–      President instructs airport officials The President instructed the airport authorities to ensure that no  inconvenience or delays were caused during their arrival and departure. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa paying an unannounced visit to Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) today (16) emphasized that the security measures at the airport should be carried in a manner that would not…

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has decided the minimum daily wage of estate workers to be Rs. 1000.00 with effect from 1st March this year. It was also decided to take swift measures to develop all areas of the plantation sector including infrastructure facilities. The government has taken several initiatives such as tax exemption, fertilizer subsidy to increase…

As arrest is not part of the punishment and results in the serious deprivation of liberty of citizens and other significant implications, such as loss of reputation and standing in the society, arrest to be carried out only when absolutely necessary and upon a decision taken with utmost care and in strict compliance of the…

The Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov met with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat today (14). The Minister who started his diplomatic career at the Soviet Embassy in Sri Lanka was delighted with Sri Lanka’s transformation since his time in the Island. He was also very happy with the fruitful discussion he had…

We too want to be economically strong – President tells China

“Sri Lanka is a small country. Fortunately or not, it is geographically placed in a most strategic location. As a result, the country has to face many political challenges. The only way to overcome them is to be economically strong. The economic independence will ensure political independence”, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa told the visiting Foreign Minister…

Japan keenly interested in investing in Sri Lanka in several sectors

Measures will be taken to further strengthen long-standing bilateral relations between Japan and Sri Lanka, Japanese State Minister for Regional Revitalization Kozo Yamamoto said. Minister Yamamoto made these remarks when he paid a courtesy call on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat today (13). Sri Lanka is secured and stable under the current government.…

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