Month: October 2020

Work From Home back in Western Province

As a measure to contain the prevailing wave of Coronavirus spread all public institutions in the Western Province and other major townships are required to adopt the “Work From Home (WFH)” mechanism again. Using experience gained during April – May 2020 under WFH, heads of institutions are instructed to adopt alternative work plans to deliver…

New information gathering App on COVID – 19 introduced to President

The Western Province Health Services Office introduced a new application designed for the benefit of those who are in the medical sector and combating COVID – 19 operations to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The new app will be instrumental in providing a wealth of vital data, including information on COVID infected, their close associates, quarantine, PCR…

Outgoing Air Force Commander calls on President

The Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force Air Marshal Sumangala Dias, who is due to retire on November 2 after 36 years of service, called on Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday morning (29). Appointed on May 27, 2019, Sumangala Dias is the 17th Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force. Rendering an unwavering service…

President’s Milad –Un – Nabi Message

Message Sri Lankan Muslims today celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad in solidarity with the Muslim brethren around the world. It is my view that living by the ideal of sacrifice that the Prophet made for the sake of humanity lays the foundation for a better and more developed society. We must eliminate hatred…

Ready to assist development of Sri Lanka without hesitation – Pledges US State Secretary

     Independence and sovereignty won’t be compromised in foreign relations – Says President US investments in Sri Lanka to go up Assistance to combat drug trafficking Indian Ocean should remain a peace zone The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told President Gotabaya Rajapaksa that the United States is ready to continuously engage with Sri…

First used carbon pen tubes and toothbrushes recycling container presented to President

The programme to recycle used carbon pen tubes and toothbrushes begins. The first container designed for this purpose was handed over to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa by Minister of Environment Mahinda Amaraweera at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (26). The programme aimed at educating students is named “Api Hedee Rata Hadamu”. The quantity of carbon pen tubes…

“Conversation with the Village” bears fruits : Development of Himbiliyakada begins

Solution to land deeds issue Infrastructure development activities in Himbiliyakada, Wilgamuwa in the Matale district has commenced. During his visit to Matale district on October 2nd President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed officials to execute development projects expeditiously giving priority to the essential constructions and provision of service facilities. The purpose of the visit was to talk…

‘ITUKAMA’ COVID – 19 Fund balance surpasses Rs. 1659 million…

Following corporate, individual donations and direct deposits, ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund balance has now surpassed Rs. 1659 million. The Prime Minister’s Office Rs. 82,906.97, girl child R.G.I. Sithumini Bandara Rs.6,000, Gampaha District Samurdhi Officers’Welfare Association Rs. 100,000 and Bank of Ceylon Pensioners’ Association Rs. 2,500,000 donated to the Fund. These donations were…

Tax on essential goods removed

With due consideration to the current cost of living and difficulties associated with COVID – 19 the Government has removed import duties on essential commodities such as dhal, canned fish, B onions and sugar. This will result in reducing the price of canned fish (large) to Rs. 200, a kilo of B onions to Rs.…