Month: July 2020

President pledges to preserve Wellassa Urumaya

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa reiterated that no room will be left for anyone to destroy the historical heritage of the country or to cause damage to places of worship. A comprehensive programme will be designed in order to preserve the heritage of Wellassa whilst protecting places of worship of all faiths, President Rajapaksa said addressing a…

President’s vision for Monaragala: An agro-based modern economy.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa revealing his development vision for the district of Monaragala says that he will establish an agriculture-based modern economy thereby attracting youth to farming instead of leaving it. President states that his policy is to develop agricultural economy with the potential to produce a high standard harvest using minimum land and state of…

‘ITUKAMA’ COVID – 19 Fund balance surpasses Rs. 1549 million

Following corporate, individual donations and direct deposits, ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund balance has now surpassed Rs. 1549 million. Chief Incumbent of Sri Nagala Rajamaha Viharaya, Ven. Waraddana Dhammananda Thero Rs. 100,000, Chief Incumbent of Dimbula Aranya Senasanaya Ven. Doluwe Dhammaratana Thero Rs. 25,000, Chief Incumbent of Kottawagama Sri Bodhirajaramaya Ven. Yatalamatte Dhammissara Thero Rs.60,000, Public…

President pledges to develop Kelaniya while preserving its historical heritage

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa stated that the city of Kelaniya will be developed curbing drug menace and underworld while preserving the city’s historical heritage and pride. President made these remarks touring Gampaha district for the second time today (30) in support of the candidates of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna contesting next week’s Parliamentary Election. The meeting…

Corruption and malpractices in public sector will be eliminated – President assures in Kalutara

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assured that all the corruption, malpractices and irregularities in the government will be eliminated and establish an efficient public service in the country. There are over 1.5 million employees in the state service. Still the hardships people face when seeking government services are reported on a daily basis. President Rajapaksa emphasized that…

Visionary plan by President to develop Colombo

Housing schemes for middle and low income families Special programme to recycle waste and to mitigate flood disasters President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says Colombo will be developed under a well-designed plan  while addressing main issues faced by the people. Lack of housing facilities, difficulty in garbage disposal and flooding are some of the issues affecting the…

‘ITUKAMA’ COVID – 19 Fund balance surpasses Rs. 1526 million

Following corporate, individual donations and direct deposits, ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund balance has now surpassed Rs. 1526 million. Ven. Bengamuwe Nalaka Thero handed over Rs. 50,000 to the Fund on behalf of the Thawalama Development Foundation and the chauffeurs working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs donated Rs. 111,800 to the Fund.…

President orders speedy construction of Central Expressway

President & Prime Minister joined in Kurunegala public meetings Another six-month moratorium on leasing rentals of school vans President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed the Minister-in-Charge to accelerate the construction works of the Central Expressway project. Construction of the section from Colombo to Kurunegala has been disrupted due to issues relating to the compensation payment process.…