Month: May 2020

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.…

Indo- Sri Lanka leaders agree to strengthen bilateral relations amidst COVID-19

President thanks Indian Premier for support, including 10 tonnes of medical supplies to combat COVID-19 crisis PM Modi commends President for providing the country a leadership with clear vision Revive key projects to restore economy Indian Premier personally committed to help Sri Lanka Bilateral relations to be strengthened in all aspects This morning (24) President…

CURFEW RELAXED FROM TUESDAY

In all districts of the island curfew will be effective only between 10.00pm to 4.00am daily from Tuesday, May 26th onwards until further notice. People’s movements between districts, except Colombo and Gampaha, will be permitted from Tuesday, May 26th onwards. An island-wide curfew will be in force on Sunday, May 24th and Monday, May 25th.

Presidential Task Force to protect archaeological sites

National Education Policy soon First priority is national security Maximum efforts to curb drug menace Fullest support to religious discourse President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that a Presidential Task Force will be appointed under the Defence Secretary to conduct a comprehensive survey of archaeological sites in the East and to take measures to preserve them. Several…

Latest update on curfew

The curfew currently in force in the two districts of Colombo and Gampaha will continue until further notice. Curfew will be effective island-wide on Sunday (May 24th) and Monday (May 25th). In the rest of the districts, except Colombo and Gamhapa, curfew which will come into force from 8.00pm tomorrow, Saturday the 23rd May, will be relaxed…

A series of proposals by President to revive SLTB

Park and Drive system to ease traffic congestion Steps to promote school bus service with priority to safety of children End waste and fraud by motivating employees President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has mooted a set of proposals to transform Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) into a profit-earning and leading entity. President is of the view that…

Itukama Covid-19 fund reaches Rs.1136 million

Following institute and personal donations along with direct deposits, the Itukama COVID-19 Healthcare and Security Fund reached Rs 1136mn today(May 21). Canowin Hotel @ SPAS (Pvt) Ltd donated Rs 1 million and the cheque was handed over to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat today(May 21). Built Element Ltd,…

President wants pharmaceutical supplies streamlined leaving middlemen out

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa reviewed the production, import and distribution of pharmaceutical supplies during a discussion with the Chairmen of the two State Pharmaceutical Corporations held at the Presidential Secretariat today (21). Replying to a query by the President as to how the medicines supply in the country is structured, Chairman of State Pharmaceutical Corporation Consultant…

COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund continues with ITUKAMA brand name

The COVID- 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund now operates under the brand name ‘ITUKAMA’. The Fund now has been renamed ‘ITUKAMA – COVID 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund’. The branding was done in order to attract more local and foreign benefactors. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa established the Fund on March 23rd. The President’s Fund…

Balance of the COVID – 19 Fund reaches Rs. 1128 million

The staff of the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs has handed over Rs.2, 205,448.89 to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat, today (20).  Minister Dulas Alahapperuma also present on this occasion. Minister Mahinda Amaraweera donated his full salary for the month of May to the COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund. Attorney General…