Month: June 2020

President instructs to expedite e-Land Registration to prevent unlawful activities

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed the relevant officials to expedite the system of electronic registration of lands in order to eradicate frauds in land registration to speed up the process of land registration. The public is faced with many difficulties due to frauds and delays in the land registration process. President Rajapaksa highlighted the importance of…

President looks into grievances at Excise Department

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa reviewed long-standing issues at the Department of Excise and directed relevant officials to find immediate solutions to them. President instructed the officials to look for remedies at institutional level for issues pertaining to expediting the preparation of Service Charter, recruitment and promotions. These issues were identified and solutions were recommended during a…

Speedy solutions to several requests by tuition teachers

Permission to teach 500 students in two time slots Attention to amend Educational Service Tax Distribution handbills adhering health recommendations allowed President Gotabaya Rajapaksa agreed to several proposals put forward by the representatives of All Island Professional Educators’ Association pertaining to issues connected with recommencing tuition classes. The teachers pointed out the difficultly limiting the…

Deliver justice to ETI and The Finance depositors according to legal recommendations  –	President instructs Central Bank

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed the officials of the Central Bank to deliver justice to the depositors of the ETI Finance and The Finance Company PLC after seeking legal advice regarding those insolvent companies immediately. President Rajapaksa further said that a committee representing the Presidential Secretariat, the Central Bank, the Treasury and the depositors should…

President and Prime Minister attend the Special Screening of “The News Paper”

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa attended the special screening of the movie; “The News  Paper”. The movie was screened at One Galleface-PVR yesterday (June 28). The film has been co-directed by Sarath Kothalawala and Kumara Thirimadura while its co-producers are Minister Bandula Gunawardana, Raveendra Guruge and H.D. Premasiri. The movie is scheduled…

Final report of the MCC review accessible for public via 3 websites

 The final report by the Expert’s Committee appointed to review the proposed Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact (MCC) is accessible for general public in the following websites. http://www.president.gov.lk/ Link 1: https://www.president.gov.lk/si/ජනපතිට-භාරදුන්-mcc-සමාලෝචන www.presidentsoffice.lk Link 1: https://www.presidentsoffice.gov.lk/index.php/2020/06/25/mcc-review-final-report-presented-to-president-2/?lang=si www.pmdnews.lk Link 1: http://www.pmdnews.lk/si/mcc-review-final-report-presented-to-president/ President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed a four-member Committee to review the proposed Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact (MCC) on January 01st, 2020. The Committee was…

Curfew completely lifted

  The curfew has completely been lifted effective from today, June 28th Sunday. Curfew which was imposed in order to prevent the spread of COVID -19 for the first time on March 20th was in force from 12.00 midnight to 4.00am from June 13th .                    …

Give space for small entrepreneurs to grow – President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa pointed out that undue interference by the Government could interrupt the progress of small scale enterprises. What is required is the provision of facilities and assistance for skills development. President made these comments during a meeting with the representatives of beauty culture and hair dressing business held at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday…

MCC review final report presented to President

The final report of the Expert’s Committee appointed to review the proposed Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact (MCC) was handed over to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat today (25). Later the report will be placed before the public. The Committee has presented its recommendations following a 6 months long study after  careful consideration of…