Month: April 2020

Balance of the COVID – 19 Fund reaches Rs. 848 million

With corporate and individual donations and direct donations, the COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund‘s balance has now surpassed Rs. 822 million. The Chief Incumbent of Gatambe Rajopavanaramaya in Peradeniya Ven. Kappitiyagoda Siri Wimala Thero handed over Rs. 01 million to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Recent donations made to the Fund included Rs. 10…

Presidential Task Force on Economic Revival and Poverty Eradication established

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a Presidential Task Force in charge of Economic Revival and Poverty Eradication. It has been established under the powers vested in the President by the Constitution. The Task Force is responsible for reviving the economy and eradication of poverty while paying special attention to the challenges posed and opportunities emerged…

Rs. 37 million more donations to COVID – 19 Fund

Balance increases to Rs. 822 million With corporate and individual donations and direct donations, the COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund‘s balance has now surpassed Rs. 822 million. The donations made to the Fund were Chief Prelate in Singapore Ven. Bellanwila Dhammarathana Thero Rs. 05 million, Chief Prelate in USA Ven. Maharagama Dhammasiri…

Toyota Lanka donates two buses for COVID-19 prevention operations

Toyota Lanka (Private) Limited donated two buses worth Rs. 20 million to support COVID-19 combat operations. The management of Toyota Lanka (Private) Limited handed over the two buses to the Secretary to the President, P.B. Jayasundera and Principal Advisor to the President, Lalith Weeratunga at the Presidential Secretariat, today (22). Minister of Health, Pavithra Wanniarachchi,…

COVID – 19 Fund balance surpasses Rs. 785 million…

With corporate and individual donations and direct donations, the COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund‘s balance has now surpassed Rs. 785 million. The donations made to the Fund today (21) were Gemunu Watch Ex-Servicemen’s Regimental Association Rs.50,000, Association of Licensed Aircraft Engineers Rs.1.5 million,  Rs. 5 million each by GlaxoSmithKline plc and Wijaya…

Provision of essential services should be attuned with COVID – 19 prevention action – President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa emphasized the vitality of taking measures to provide essential services effectively with the participation of limited number of personnel once the curfew is lifted. President also instructed the officials to plan both public and private sector services in a people-friendly manner. President issued these directives at a meeting with the Secretaries to…

President discusses revitalizing economy

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa discusses revitalizing economy while containing the COVID-19 crisis with Principal Advisor to President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga Auyobowan Your Excellency! I wish you health and prosperity this New Year as I welcome you to this forum. I also wish all Sri Lankans a New Year with Health and Happiness. Today, due to the…