Category: Messages

President’s Ramazan Day Message

Message My heartiest greetings to all Muslims in Sri Lanka, who celebrate the Ramazan or Eid-ul-fitr together with the Islam devotees around the World. Ramazan or Eid-ul-fitr is one of the most important festivals in the Islamic religious calendar observed by the Muslim community after a month of fasting, and sighting of the crescent moon.…

President’s Vesak Message

Vesak Message          The Buddhists in Sri Lanka, together with fellow Buddhist brethren the world over, celebrate the Vesak, their supreme religious festival, with much religious fervour and enthusiasm. Since ancient times, it has been the practice to spend the period of Vesak indulging in religious observances with the fervent veneration of…

President’s May Day Message

MESSAGE I wish to make use of this occasion of the International Workers’ Day to salute and pay my respect to the working masses who are making boundless sacrifices in the face of challenges before the nation caused by COVID – 19 outbreak. Many were the challenges we faced and overcame throughout history. In each…

President’s New Year Message

New Year Message I wish the Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival, which is the most splendid cultural extravaganza of the nation, to be a peaceful, a joyful, a prosperous as well as a healthy period for every citizen of our country. The Sinhala and Tamil New Year that dawns with the transition of the…

Announcement on curfew

The ongoing curfew in districts of Colombo, Gampaha and Puttalam has been extended till 6.00am on Tuesday (24). In the districts curfew will be re-imposed at 2.pm on the same day (24). Curfew in other districts will be lifted at 6.00 am on Monday (23) and will come to effect again at 2.00pm on the same day.…

More stern measures to curb COVID – 19

Curfew imposed until Monday All forms of groups tours banned In an attempt to mitigate the spread COVID – 19, the Government has taken two more stern measures today. First is the imposing an island-wide curfew with effect from 6.00pm today (20) until 6.00am on Monday (23). The Government will announce the time of re-imposition…

Meaningful democracy combined with economic freedom….

No room will be left for extremist organizations that pave way for terrorism – President pledges · Freedom to think and to write freely will be fully strengthened…. · Unnecessary restrictions imposed on the public will be removed… · Solutions for economic difficulties to ensure freedom of life… · Development activities to be accelerated in…

Recruiting 100,000 unemployed poor begins

Specimen application published on 20th Jan. newspapers –      Interviews to be conducted after 26th Feb. –      Eligible candidates to undergo 6 months training –      Monthly allowance of Rs. 22,500.00 during the training period –      Permanent employment from 01st Oct. The programme to recruit 100,000 unskilled and low educated individuals from low income families has commenced with the purpose of providing permanent employments…