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President envisages radical transformation in education sector

 Formulate a mechanism to enroll students to universities soon after A/L –      Recruit unemployed graduates after training to vacant positions –      Build a workforce appropriate to the country’s needs and its economy –      Avail opportunities for every student who qualifies A/L –      Priority for Information Technology President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said swift actions should be taken to develop the education…

Two new Governors sworn in

New Governors for the Eastern and North Central Provinces were sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon (04). Ms. Anuradha Yahampath took oaths as the Governor of the Eastern Province while Prof. Tissa Vitharana was appointed as the Governor of the North Central Province.

UAE and New Zealand envoys affirm their countries’ commitment to enhance bilateral relations with Sri Lanka

The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Sri Lanka Ahmad Ali Al Mualla paid a courtesy call on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat today (03). Engaging in a cordial discussion with the President, the Ambassador assured his country’s commitment to further enhance bilateral relations between the two countries. The UAE Ambassador while commending…

Italy and Norway Ambassadors pledge their countries’ fullest cooperation to President’s plan of action with a new vision

The Ambassador for Republic of Italy in Sri Lanka Rita Giuliana Mannella called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat today (02). The Ambassador conveying her and her government’s congratulations to the President on his assumption to the high office said that her government expects to work in wider cooperation with Sri Lanka moving…

President meets PCoI probing Easter Sunday attacks

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa met with members of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) to investigate and inquire into the Easter Sunday terror attacks and exchanged views at the Presidential Secretariat this evening (02). Chairman of the five-member Commission Court of Appeal Judge Janaka de Silva who explained the scope and the composition of the Commission…

Pakistan Foreign Minister calls on President

Shad Mahmood Qureshi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon (02). Pakistan’s Foreign Minister extending warm greetings to President Rajapaksa on his and his government’s behalf expressed Pakistan’s keen interest in further strengthening bilateral relations with Sri Lanka especially in the areas of economic development,…

Canadian High Commissioner and special envoy of the Chinese President called on President Rajapaksa

The Canadian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka David Mckinnon called on President Goatabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s Office today (02). The High Commissioner extended his greetings to the President on behalf of the Government of Canada. Director-General of the Department of Asian Affairs of the Foreign Ministry of China Wu Jianghao also met President Rajapaksa…

PRESS RELEASE

Government officials have been instructed by His Excellency the President to take immediate action to ensure the safety and welfare of the people during disaster situations such as floods and landslides resulting from the prevailing adverse weather conditions in many districts of the country. Ministry officials, District Secretaries and Divisional Secretaries have been provided with…

Priority for relative, others are friends

“The first visit abroad by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to India has its own symbolic significance, translating into a diplomatic gesture his statement to the External Affairs Minister, Subramanium Jaishankar that while China is a trade partner, India is a relative.” This was stated by Kanwal Sibal, doyen of Indian diplomats, putting the significance of the…

Press Release

Update on the alleged incident relating to Swiss Embassy staff member The Government of Sri Lanka, having taken serious note of the alleged criminal incident concerning a locally recruited staff member of the Swiss Embassy in Colombo, on Monday, 25 November 2019, immediately ordered a thorough investigation into this matter. This evening (1 December 2019)…

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