Month: July 2020

Promises in “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour” policy statement will be honoured-  President assures in Kurunegala

President requests peoples’ support A Committee will be appointed to address land issues President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assured that each and every promise in his National Policy Framework, “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour” will be honored in the coming years The President asked for a strong Parliament and peoples’ support to accomplish them successfully. President Rajapaksa…

Pre-schools to be brought under a Ministry

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that pre-school system will be brought under the purview of a Ministry so that issues affecting it could be resolved. During the President’s recent visits to several areas problems faced by pre-school teachers were bought to his attention. Last Thursday in Galle too nursery teachers discussed their difficulties with the President.…

President considers amending Antiquities Ordinance

 Committee to study the Act Measures to increase funding and to meet employee shortage Ordered to resolve issues discussed immediately Proposal to bring back artefacts from overseas museums Maha Sangha blessed for an era of securing ancient heritage President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has paid his attention to amend the Antiquities Ordinance in order to strengthen the preservation…

‘ITUKAMA’ COVID – 19 Fund balance surpasses Rs. 1511 million

Following corporate, individual donations and direct deposits, ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund balance has now surpassed Rs. 1511 million. Government employees of the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council have donated Rs. 17,504,709.35 to the Fund. This sum was handed over to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa by Governor of the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council Tikiri Kobbekaduwa. In addition,…

We will free the country of drug menace – President assures

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assured to bequeath the future generation a country free from the drug menace. Several measures are already in place to prevent drug infiltration and distribution. President emphasized the country will be freed from drugs similar to that of terrorism. President made these comments at a public gathering organized near Kiribathgoda Shopping complex…

President attends to whole gamut of issues in Nuwara Eliya

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed officials to look into and address teacher shortage and other issues in schools in Nuwara Eliya district. Attention was drawn to appoint teachers from Nuwara Eliya itself and closest districts in order to fill existing teaching vacancies. President also took measures to provide on the spot solutions to other shortcomings in…

President sets target for officials to increase fallen pepper price

Additional provisions from forthcoming budget Long-term solution urged Measures to explore new market opportunities Before 2015 price of pepper per kilo gram stood between Rs. 1,500-1,300. However, it had now come down to Rs. 450-500. The price of raw pepper per kilo is between Rs.150-175. During recent visits by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to several districts,…