Month: November 2020

Cabinet meets via video-conferencing for first time in Sri Lanka…

For the first time in the history of Sri Lanka, the Cabinet meeting was held yesterday (30) via video-conferencing. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa chaired the cabinet meeting via video call from the Presidential Secretariat while the Ministers joined from their offices. The Cabinet meeting went successfully. This cabinet meeting was conducted through video technology taking into…

MP Sudarshani Fernandopulle gets new State Ministry portfolio

Member of Parliament Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle has been appointed as the State Minister of Primary Health Services, Pandemics and COVID Prevention. The new State Minister was sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this evening (30). State Ministry for Primary Health Services, Pandemics and COVID Prevention is a new portfolio. Promoting and…

Fruitful discussion between President and Indian NSA

The National Security Advisor of India Ajit Doval who arrived in the island last evening called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this evening (28). President Rajapaksa and the Indian Security Advisor engaged in a highly fruitful discussion aimed at further strengthening all forms of bilateral relations. Indo-Lanka security cooperation, maintaining peace and…

New IGP calls on President…

The newly appointed Inspector General of Police (IGP) C.D. Wickramaratne called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat, today (27). Mr. Wickramaratne assumed duties as the 35th Inspector General of Police. Joining the service as an apprentice Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1986, he is a graduate from the University of Colombo and General…

President calls on new Chief Prelate of Sri Lanka Ramanna Maha Nikaya….

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa called on the newly appointed Chief Prelate of the Sri Lanka Ramanna Maha Nikaya, Most Ven. Makulewe Wimala Nayaka Thera. The President who visited the Vidyawasa Pirivena in Minioluwa, Mirigama where the Nayaka Thera resides, today (27) extended his best wishes to the newly appointed Prelate. Appreciating the unparalleled service rendered by…

Mechanism set up to monitor home quarantine process

A monitoring mechanism has been devised to ensure strict adherence to the ongoing home quarantine process for the contacts of the infected persons introduced as a measure to contain the COVID – 19 pandemic. The responsibility of monitoring is entrusted with a team of field officers. The team comprises Economic Development Officers, Agriculture Research and…

Ministry of Technology comes under President’s purview

Cabinet Minister for Public Security and a State Minister for State Security   In accordance with revision of subjects under Ministries on November 20th, Ministries of Defence and the Technology have been bought under the purview of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara was sworn in as the Cabinet Minister of Public Security while…

“Most Ven. Napana Premasiri Mahanayaka thero’s wisdom in Dhamma, purity and virtue were a blessing and exemplary to the society” -President states at the cremation ceremony

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa noted that the wisdom in Dhamma, purity and virtue possessed by the Most Venerable Aggamaha Pandit Napane Premasiri Thero, Mahanayaka of Ramanna Maha Nikaya were a blessing and exemplary to society. President added that the void the Most Venerable Napane Premasiri Thero would leave in his absence for Sambudhdha Sasana, the nation,…

We seek investments, not loans – President tells new Chinese envoy

  China reiterates its pledge to do the maximum for Sri Lanka’s development The newly appointed Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Sri Lanka Qi Zhenhong presented his credentials to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House today (19). During the brief cordial discussion with the Chinese Ambassador following the ceremony President Rajapaksa expressed…