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Committee to look into concerns connected with development of JCT & ECT Terminals of Colombo Port

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a five-member Committee to examine and report on the concerns regarding the development of Jaya Container Terminal (JCT) and East Container Terminal (ECT) of the Colombo Port. The Committee is headed by Secretary to the Ministry of Ports and Shipping, M.M.P.K. Mayadunne. Secretary to the Ministry of Industrial Export  and…

President joins SLPP campaign from Anuradhapura tomorrow

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will join Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) election campaign tomorrow (July 03) from Anuradhapura. Accordingly, President Rajapaksa is scheduled to attend several public gatherings to be held in the Anuradhapura district to ensure the victory of the SLPP candidates contesting the upcoming general election. Following are the meetings organized in the district…

President tells bankers to go grassroots

In order to develop villages the banking service in the country should understand the rural economy and the needs of the people, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa emphasized. It is a timely necessity to develop export agricultural businesses instead of waiting for foreign countries to come into fray. Mere establishment of industries alone cannot be defined as…

MRI gets fully automated PCR machine to detect COVID-19

Rotary Sri Lanka has donated a fully automated Nucleic Extraction and PCR System  to the Medical Research Institute of Sri Lanka to expedite the diagnosis process of COVID-19. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was briefed about the operational aspect of the new PCR machine at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (July 01). The total value of the set…

‘ITUKAMA’ COVID – 19 Fund balance surpasses Rs. 1423 million

Following corporate, individual donations and direct deposits, ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund balance has now surpassed Rs. 1423 million. Today’s donations included Rs. 361,438.32 by the Prime Minister’s Office, Rs. 1,200,000.00 by Housing Development and Finance Corporation Bank of Sri Lanka (HDFC), Rs. 100,787.40 by Sri Lanka Eye Donation Society, Rs. 1,000.000.00 by…

President assures to protect artistes and art

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assured to extend fullest assistance to protect artistes integrating them into the local economic environment without waiting the world to win against COVID – 19. During former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s tenure the contribution of artistes were sought for various activities. This was instrumental in artistes from top to bottom to provide their…

President orders not to use his photographs in election campaign

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa ordered not to use his photographs by candidates contesting the upcoming election in their propaganda campaign. No public official serving in security forces, government service, Corporations, Boards and Statutory Bodies should engage in political activities, President further instructed. Secretary to the President P.B. Jayasundera in a letter sent today (01) to all…

President instructs to expedite e-Land Registration to prevent unlawful activities

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed the relevant officials to expedite the system of electronic registration of lands in order to eradicate frauds in land registration to speed up the process of land registration. The public is faced with many difficulties due to frauds and delays in the land registration process. President Rajapaksa highlighted the importance of…

President looks into grievances at Excise Department

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa reviewed long-standing issues at the Department of Excise and directed relevant officials to find immediate solutions to them. President instructed the officials to look for remedies at institutional level for issues pertaining to expediting the preparation of Service Charter, recruitment and promotions. These issues were identified and solutions were recommended during a…

Speedy solutions to several requests by tuition teachers

Permission to teach 500 students in two time slots Attention to amend Educational Service Tax Distribution handbills adhering health recommendations allowed President Gotabaya Rajapaksa agreed to several proposals put forward by the representatives of All Island Professional Educators’ Association pertaining to issues connected with recommencing tuition classes. The teachers pointed out the difficultly limiting the…