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President inspects development projects in Puttalam

Agro-technical institute in Madurankuliya declared open Model School gets a playground President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited Puttalam district today (19) to inspect some of the development projects in the area. Commencing the tour President Rajapaksa inspected activities in Palachchonai Estate in Madurankuliya. Coconut, vegetables and several other agricultural crops are cultivated in the 900-acre estate. President…

Buddhist Advisory Council commends President for walking the talk

The Buddhist Advisory Council commended President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for following advice and implementing suggestions of Maha Sangha. Member Theros of the Council are confident that the policies being followed by the President will be instrumental in building a fair and virtuous society. Five months ago, President Rajapaksa decided to set up the Buddhist Advisory Council…

President presents motorbikes for PHIs

• An opportunity for PHIs to graduate President Rajapaksa symbolically presented motorbikes for the Public Health Inspectors in appreciation of their commitment and life-risking service during the COVID 19 at the Presidential Secretariat today(September 18). Since 2015 no PHIs were provided with motorbikes. PHIs representing 26 selected Medical Health Zones covering the entire island and…

Birth Commemoration of Anagarika Dharmapala held under patronage of President

The 156th birth anniversary commemoration of Anagarika Dharmapala was held under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The ceremony took place at Mahabodhi Agrashravaka Maha Vihara in Maligakanda today (17). President was received by the Chairman of Mahabodhi Society and Chief Sanghanayaka of  Japan Ven. Banagala Upatissa Thero at the venue. After paying floral tribute…

Don’t admit children to schools based on letters that mention names of President/PM-Principals are strongly advised

Principals are advised to totally disregard requests to admit children to schools based on letters that mention the names of President, Prime Minister and other high ranking state officials. It had come to light that certain individuals have resorted to influence Principals to get children admitted to schools claiming that it had been ordered by the…

A sports culture suitable for a healthy and disciplined society will be created-President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa emphasized that it is an imperative of the era to establish a sports culture in order to form a healthy, disciplined and an athletic society in the country. Sport is the youth’s language. President noted that directing a child simultaneously towards both education and sports will raise a balanced individual for society.…

100,000 km road constructions should be completed by 2024-President sets targets for officials

No vehicle parking on pedestrian walkways of main roads New bridges to replace hanging bridges, wooden plank bridges, and small bridges Steps to plant 2 million plants along roads President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assigned the officials to complete the project for the construction of 100,000km of rural roads and connect them with the main road network…

Sri Lanka has potential to become one of world’s leading maritime hubs – President tells Officials

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that Sri Lanka can use its unique locational advantage to become one of the world’s leading maritime hubs. President Rajapaksa pointed out that development goals could be achieved speedily by developing our ports facilities by emulating the world’s most advanced ports as examples. The President emphasized the need to develop our…

70% of electricity demand will be generated using renewable energy by 2030

President Rajapaksa directed that the plans should be devised to meet 70% of the country’s electricity demand using renewable energy sources by the year 2030. Due to climatic changes, all countries across the globe are inclined towards the usage of renewable sources of energy abandoning fossil fuels such as coal and petroleum. The annual increment…