Month: September 2020

We are committed to protect and sustainably manage natural resources – President tells UN Biodiversity Summit

The Government of Sri Lankan is committed to protect and sustainably manage natural resources, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said addressing the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity today (30). “Sri Lanka is home to two UNESCO    Natural Heritage Sites: the Central Highlands, and the Sinharaja Rain Forest Reserve. We are also proud of our six sites recognized…

Sri Lanka’s foreign policy based on neutrality: development cooperation is our top most priority – President tells new envoys

  “Sri Lanka is located in a place of strategic importance. Therefore, our country is attracted to many parties. In this context, Sri Lanka has chosen neutrality as its foreign policy. Our top most priority is mutually beneficial development cooperation. This country is open for foreign investments”, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said during a brief cordial…

If the SL Post ascertains its true potential it can be a major contributor to the economy-President

A  training institute for journalists  Press Council Act to be amended President Gotabaya Rajapaksa stated that if the Sri Lanka Post would look at how the international delivery and postal services operate and identify its untapped potential it can become a major contributor to the national economy. President added that with the proper management of…

New dwellings for estate workers to be constructed close to their line houses-President and PM

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa emphasized the necessity to construct residences for estate workers in close proximity to their existing line houses. The construction of 4000 houses for estate people commenced in 2016 with funding from the Indian government. A total of 669 houses have been constructed in the last 5 years…

Fake news campaign alleging environmental destruction exposed …

A fake news campaign that alleges unprecedented environmental destruction is taking place since the present government came into power has now been identified. These false reports highlight that forest reserves are being burnt down and trees in natural forests are being cut down.  People, who create such fabricated news, are attempting to convince the public…

President explores possibility of producing school uniforms locally

Ø  Production of National and Buddhist flags encouraged. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa explores the possibility of assigning the larger percentage of supply of school and security forces uniform material to local industrialists. President emphasizes that it is imperative to commence the production of standard and high quality textiles immediately. President made these comments following his inspection…

Make people living is a battle, I undertake the responsibility of winning it-President says at inaugural ”Discussion with Villagers” in Haldummulla

  Consider all the verbal orders as circulars   Those who neglect will be punished   14-day rule is in place   Immediate solutions for issues in the area   Shortages in the Kumarathenna Vidyalaya resolved on the spot President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed the officials to treat all verbal orders issued for the common…

Spiritually rich, religious and moral generation needed for the future   -says President

President Rajapaksa emphasized that it is necessary to raise a morally and ethically driven generation guided by their religion to coincide the physical development in the country. President highlighted that Sri Lanka is a country enriched with morals and virtues due to its high esteem held towards Buddhist teachings and the co-existence preached by the…

President stresses need for educational reforms that can optimally contribute to future world, economy & development

  University curricula should target job market More focus on Technology and Information Technology President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has emphasized the need to reform the country’s education system in order to create a citizen who can optimally contribute to the future world, the economy and development. The Universities should not simply be degree-awarding institutions. The President…

President steers revival of EDC

New market for exporters International trade agreements to be reviewed National Trade Policy to be revised After a lapse of 28 years the Export Development Council (EDC) was convened under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Export Development Council was set up under Export Development Act in 1979 with…