Month: December 2020

President in Kebethigollawa for the “Discussion with Village”

– Do not disturb livelihoods of those depend on agriculture – Provide rapid solutions to displaced people when planning development projects –      President instructs officials Air Force to develop “Kanugahawewa” as a model village 21 tanks and several dams to be renovated soon Quick solutions to land issues Measures to develop main and byroads Pastures for milch…

End irregularities when buying turmeric, maize and other crops – President directs State Minister and officials

Use of maize for alcohol and ethanol production strictly prohibited President Gotabaya Rajapaksa directed the subject Minister and the officials to intervene to stop the irregularities perpetrated in purchase of crops including turmeric and maize from farmers. Local farmers have successfully expanded the cultivation of turmeric and maize. Harvesting in the next season is nearing.…

President inspects farms damaged by Sena caterpillar

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited Pahalagama, Elepaththuwa in Anuradhapura yesterday (26) to inspect the damage caused by Sena caterpillars to the maize cultivation. Farmers have been severely affected by the Sena caterpillar menace for the past two years. They told the President that the caterpillar menace had damaged crops in many districts this year as well…

President pays homage to Temple of Sacred Tooth Relic

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa paid homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic at Dalada Maligawa, Kandy and obtained blessings yesterday(Dec. 25). The President was warmly welcomed by the custodian of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Diyawadane Nilame Nilanga Dela. The President called on the Chief Prelate of the Malwathu Chapter, Most Ven. Thibbatuwawe Sri Sumangala…

President’s Christmas Day Message

Christmas Day Message Christmas is a noble religious event in the Christian calendar, associated with the birth of Lord Jesus Christ, which inspires the devotion of millions of Christians in God around the world and second only to the Easter.   It exemplifies the noble values that make up the foundation of civilized human society such…

Buddhist Advisory Council commends President’s commitment to  national policies despite challenges

The Buddhist Advisory Council commended President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for his unwavering commitment to lay the foundation for national policies despite obstacles and challenges that surfaced during the year. The majority of the people of the country expected a leader who makes decisions based on national ideology. People do not look for narrow gains such as…

PCR machine earmarked for Kalutara handed over to President

The new PCR machine purchased under the guidance of Chief Incumbent of Kurunduwatta Maha Viharaya, Horana and the Adviser of Suwasarana Health Fund Ven.  Udugalmote Siri Wimala Thero and with contributions from well-wishers was officially handed over to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa recently. The machine will be installed at the National Institute of Health in Kalutara…

President unveils statue of Aluthnuwara Sumanatissa Nayaka Thero…

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday (23) unveiled the statue of the Late Ven. Aluthnuwara Sumanatissa Nayaka Thero erected at the Gangathilake Viharaya at eyamporuwa, Madiwela, Kotte. Venerable Aluthnuwara Sumanatissa Nayaka Thero held the positions of Chief Incumbent number of Buddhist temples namely Pannipitiya Arawwala East Siri Wijayasiriwardanaramaya,  Gangathilake Viharaya at eyamporuwa, Madiwela, Kotte and Lankarama Buddhist…