Month: February 2020

Permanent appointments for Samurdhi Officers

Aim is to eradicate poverty through a people-centric economy… President   President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says his aim is to eradicate poverty with the creation of a people-centric economy. The President made these remarks addressing the 22nd National Conference of the All Ceylon Samurdhi Development, Agricultural Research and Production Assistants Union held at the Temple Tress, today…

President determined to make Sri Lanka the number one country for investments

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa stated that his resolution is to transform Sri Lanka as the most favourable country for investments. President addressing a meeting at the Presidential Secretariat with officials attached to the Ministry of Environment and Wildlife this morning, declared that Sri Lanka needs to form a legal framework that would safeguard the environment and…

Remove obstacles to uplift the local industry – President tells officials

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed officials to take measures to uplift local industries and encourage investors by removing obstructions. Issues related to the commencement of industries and their sustainability should be identified. President Rajapaksa also highlighted the importance of exploring unique potentials in each area during a discussion with the members of Inter-Ministerial Task Force on…

Preliminary report on MCC presented to President

The preliminary report of the 4- member Committee appointed to review the proposed Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact (MCC) was handed over to the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat today (17). Following a Cabinet decision taken on December 18, 2019, the Committee was appointed with effect from January 01st, 2020. Prof. Lalithasiri Gunaruwan of…

President to Give South Asian Perspective at “The Future of Asia”

The Japanese Government will ensure that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s scheduled visit to Japan will be successful and productive, assured Japanese Ambassador Akira Sugiyama. He met with President Rajapaksa this afternoon (18) at the Presidential Secretariat. President Rajapaksa would be participating at the global conference “The future of Asia”, which is to be held in Tokyo…

President makes an inspection tour of Colombo Port City

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa inspected the progress of Port City Colombo today (16). Attention was drawn to the plan of the Port City during the National Law Conference held under the patronage of President Rajapaksa recently. The China Communication Construction will spend USD 1.4 billion for reclamation activities and infrastructure facilities of the Port City which…

President witnesses digitalization of Buddhist TV

First ever TV channel dedicated to propagate Buddhist teachings and philosophy, Buddhist TV adopted digital technology today (February 15) under the patronage of the president Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Concurrently, a medicinal pooja offering was held in order to bless the President Rajapaksa. The President paid homage to the sacred relic shrine. Thereafter, the president engaged in…

President meets Trade Union activists

A meeting between President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and representatives of Progressive Trade Union Federation held at the President’s House in Fort yesterday (15). Several senior activists including those from National Center for Progressive Trade Union Federation, Sri Lanka Nidahasa Sewaka Sangamaya and Progressive Public Service Trade Union Federation were also present at the meeting. President said…