Month: December 2019

Cabinet Sub Committee on Cost of Living met under President’s patronage

Harvest purchase on a scientific method from next season President instructs to broaden rice storage facilities   The Cabinet Sub Committee on Cost of Living was convened for the first time under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat, today (24). During this meeting, special attention was drawn to provide essential food…

Prof. W. D. Lakshman appointed as Central Bank Governor

Deshamanya Professor W. D. Lakshman has been appointed as the new Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. He received his letter of appointment at the Presidential Secretariat today (24). Served as the vice chancellor of University of Colombo from 1994 to 1999, Prof. Lakshman is a renowned Sri Lankan economist. In recognition of his contribution…

Do not let circulars and regulations to obstruct relief operations – President tells officials

President inspects several welfare centers Commence resettlement soon after floods recedes   President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed the officials not to let circulars and regulations to obstruct relief operations. If there are such hindering regulations, he instructed to amend them. President Rajapaksa issued these instructions during a meeting to review the progress of the flood relief…

President visits dedicated economic center in Thambuththegama

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited the dedicated economic center in Thambuththegama this evening (23). President checked prices of commodities and their quality. Upon meeting the traders and the consumers President inquired about the shortcomings at the center. President Rajapaksa emphasized the importance of maintaining the economic center in order to supply high quality goods and to…

President visits flood-affected areas in Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa

Directives to reconstruct infrastructure facilities Data on crop damages collected Swift measures to repair damaged houses and tank anicuts President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited areas affected by floods in Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa districts today (23) to inspect relief measures provided to displaced people in the area. President Rajapaksa who met the political authority and government officials…

‘People including Maha Sanga of country have placed their confidence in President’s initiative to build a dignified country’ – Ven. Prof. Kotapitiye Rahula Thera

‘The people including the Maha Sanga of the country have placed their confidence in the President’s initiative to build a dignified country which gives priority to our culture as well as to our heritage’, said Ven. Prof. Kotapitiye Rahula Thera, the Chief Lekakadikari of the Kotte Sri Kalyani Samagri Maha Sanga Sabha, the Director of…

Maha Sanga blesses President’s efforts to take the country on the correct path

‘The Maha Sanga invoke their blessings and provide guidance towards the efforts being taken by the President to lead the country on the right path to make Sri Lanka a developed and prosperous nation’, Ven. Elle Gunawansa Thero said. The prelate made this observation when President Gotabaya Rajapaksa called on him at Dharmayathanaya in Colombo…

President responds with candid answers to Foreign Correspondents

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa met with the Foreign correspondents at the Presidential Secretariat on 19.12.2019. He opened the forum by welcoming the journalists and inviting them to asks the questions they wish. The journalists in turn had a myriad of questions ranging from current economic progress to the Swiss saga, renegotiation of the Hambanthota Port, stance…