Month: September 2020

2 books written by Defence Secretary launched with President’s patronage

The copies of the novel “Pathalayo” and the English version of “GOTABAYA” written by the Secretary of Defense, retired Major General Kamal Gunaratane were presented to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today(September 06). “Pathalayo” is based on real life events. The Sinhala version(original) of the “Gotabaya” was published last year and the English version was launched today(September…

COVID-19 pandemic proved the importance of maintaining a centralized healthcare system – President tells Medical interns

Pledges to create a healthy nation during the tenure Novel approach to provide healthcare services to rural communities Sri Lankan public is hungry for development and tired of excuses Pays gratitude to everyone who contributed to control COVID-19 pandemic   One of the important lessons emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic is the importance of maintaining…

‘Will ensure clean drinking water supply for every household across country before 2025’…

President reviews plans Community Based Water Projects to a high standard Road construction jointly with Water Board   President Gotabaya Rajapaksa reviews future stages of the programme to provide clean drinking water to all households for all 24-hours of the day, before the end of 2025. President Rajapaksa points out the need to expedite the…

President wants minor crop cultivators protected by ensuring stable price

Steps to meet the demand for maize locally President Gotabaya Rajapaksa emphasized that cultivators of minor crops including turmeric and pepper should be protected by ensuring stable prices for them. The importation of turmeric and pepper was completely suspended in order to protect local producers of these crops. President highlighted the importance of creating an…

No intention of changing appointments recently made after deep thought in the face of pressure – Says President

Pressure is being mounted against certain appointments recently made by the President and the Government. All these appointments were made with the utmost consideration of our country’s sovereignty, national security and implementation of “Saubhagyaye Dekma” policy statement. Also, President emphasizes such appointments have been made after careful scrutiny of loyalty to the nation, qualifications and…

President instructs to grant deeds for dispute-less lands within 03 months

Land policy to be amended After development lands cannot be transferred to others Unutilized LRC lands to be developed Land plots for young entrepreneurs President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed officials to grant deeds for dispute-less lands occupied by the public within 03 months. President pointed out that during his recent island-wide one of the major issues…

President symbolically hands over letters of appointment to newly recruited graduates…

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa hands over letters of appointment to a selected group of graduates symbolizing the recruitment of 60,000 graduates to the public service in order to create a culture of ‘Rata Wenuwen Weda’ (Work for the country) as envisaged in the “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour” policy statement. The simple ceremony that lasted just…

Request to refrain from inviting President to private functions

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has given priority to expedite development projects launched by the Government for the benefit of the people and to solve their grievances at the grassroots level  in addition to his daily official engagements.  Since he is occupied with fulfilling national responsibilities, the President does not find time to attend ceremonies, prize giving,…

All roads in the country will be rehabilitated within four years

Contribute actively to build the national economy – President tells District Coordinating Committee Chairmen President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assures that all roads in the country will be rehabilitated within the next four years. President requests the District Committee chairmen to actively contribute to build the national economy by finding solutions to various issues faced by the…