Month: December 2020

President rekindles “Discussion with the Village”

Do not disturb traditional lifestyle – President tells officials Rawanakanda to get 4 new roads and 3 new bridges Special attention to issues faced by Kithul tappers and tea growers Solutions to the shortage of doctors, nurses and teachers Immediate remedies to land issues Recommencing the “Discussion with the Village” programme President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited…

Financial aid at a concessionary interest rate for every family during the festive season….

The government has decided to provide supplementary financial facilities at a concessionary interest rate to every household to meet their various needs during the upcoming Christmas and New Year festive seasons. Loans are provided under 3 categories based on the monthly income. Individuals with a monthly salary/income above Rs. 50,000 are entitled to a loan…

President explores possibility of rapidly adding “renewable energy” to national power supply

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa examined the possibility of rapidly adding renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and natural gas to the power grid. Many countries in the world today are turning to renewable energy sources for power generation. As per “Saubhagyaye Dekma” Policy Statement, by 2030 the Government expects to meet 70% of the total…

Look humanely at prisoners: provide required facilities expeditiously – President instructs officials

Drug addicts to be rehabilitated Presidential Task Force to address issues in prisons President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed relevant authorities to look humanely at grievances of the prisoners and address them immediately by providing necessary assistance to them. More than 12,000 people are incarcerated due to drug addiction. President emphasized the need to pay special attention…

Do not let COVID to hinder implementation of education plans – President tells authorities

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa urged the education authorities not to let the COVID – 19 to hinder implementation of plans for the advancement of education from pre-school to university level. The prime objective of the Government is the development of the human resource. The future generation of the country must be equipped with knowledge, skills and…

Report of the Commission to Investigate Political Victimization handed over to President

The report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Political Victimization was handed over to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The Chairman of the Committee, retired Supreme Court Judge Upali Abeyratne presented the report to the President at the Presidential Secretariat this morning (8). The three-member Presidential Commission of Inquiry was appointed by the President on January…

President inspects Anuradhapura Sacred Area Development Master Plan

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who is in Anuradhapura visited the historic Anuradhapura Sacred Area and performed religious rites in front of the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi this morning (5). President called on the Chief Incumbent of Atamasthana Ven. Dr. Pallegama Siriniwasa Theroa and received his blessings. Later visiting Ruwanwali Maha Saya President had a cordial conversation…