Month: January 2020

President instructs police officers to act without fear while discharging duties in compliance with the law

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said law enforcement officers should carry out their duties without any fear or favour, but their actions should strictly be in compliance with the law. He said that any arrests should be carried out only when absolutely necessary and in strict compliance of the law. As arrest is not part of the…

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…

New envoys present credentials to President

Four new ambassadors along with a new High Commissioner concurrently accredited to Sri Lanka presented their credentials to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House  in Colombo today (20). The ambassadors of the State of Qatar and Republic of Turkey as well as the Pakistan High Commissioner will be based in Colombo. The ambassadors to…

Mechanism to absorb unemployed graduates to the national economy

 – Immediate appointments in relevant sectors based on  subject studied –  Local and foreign training for newly appointees All unemployed graduates will immediately be recruited in order to involve them in strengthening the national economy President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said. President made these remarks addressing a gathering of representatives of unemployed graduates held at the Presidential Secretariat…

UN Resident Coordinator delighted with President’s sustainable development programs

Meeting President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (17) at the Presidential Secretariat, United Nations Resident Coordinator Hanna Singer responded positively to his commitment to sustainable development. The discussions among other concerns included poverty alleviation, climate control, digitizing government offices, addressing missing persons and better management of refugees. “Poverty alleviation is my main concern,” said President Rajapaksa. As…

President pays attention to environmental and social issues relating to  Norochcholai Coal Power Plant

    Instructs the officials to implement the project according to proper technical procedures and environmental requirements –      Permanent solutions for issues affecting people’s day to day life –      Steps to meet 80% of energy requirement through renewable energy by 2030 President Gotabaya Rajapaksa mediates to resolve environmental and social issues caused by the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant. He…

All govt. institutes to be connected to a single data network

  Measures to provide government services through e- governance –      Hotline 1919 to be reactivated –      A “Talents Pool” for the government sector President  Gotabaya Rajapaksa has proposed to centralize all government institutes through a single data network to ensure a public sector service free of  inefficiency, delays and corruption. During a discussion held at the Presidential Secretariat…

India Interested in Better Military Ties with Sri Lanka

Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval Met with President Rajapaksa today (18) at the Presidential Secretariat. The cordial discussions included the two countries’ interest in better military to military corporation, maritime security and close co-operation and inter-operatability between coast guards. Mr Doval outlined the importance of reviewing Maritime Domain Awareness concept between Sri Lanka, Maldives…

No passenger should be subjected to any inconvenience or delays

–      President instructs airport officials The President instructed the airport authorities to ensure that no  inconvenience or delays were caused during their arrival and departure. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa paying an unannounced visit to Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) today (16) emphasized that the security measures at the airport should be carried in a manner that would not…