Month: January 2021

President directs officials to withdraw lawsuits based on old circulars as new laws are now in place

Ø  President signs 17,000 deeds after clearing disputes identified at the “Discussion with the Village” program. Ø  People’s representatives, State officials and the public should cooperate in addressing rural issues. Ø  Shortage of English teachers will be addressed according to school requirements. Ø  7-decade long people’s dream for the Kumbukkan Oya Project gets underway.  …

Condolence Message

The demise of renowned media personality Kalakeerthi Dr. Edwin Ariyadasa, who made a massive contribution to the development of moral journalism, in addition to the advancement of a number of spheres of arts and humanities as a pioneer is deeply saddening. It is with immense admiration I recall his services to nurture the public with…

President appoints CoI to investigate entire gamut of HR probes and findings

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a 3-member Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to investigate, inquire into and report or take necessary actions on findings of preceding Commissions or Committees appointed to investigate into human rights violations, serious violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and other such offences. The Extraordinary Gazette notification pertaining to this was issued…

Farmers permitted to carry on traditional cultivation until issues resolved…

Permanent solution to wild elephant problem… Commence all stalled development work in schools island-wide immediately…. Vedikachchiya villagers to get new houses Fence to be erected to prevent damages caused by deer to crops Water to cultivate both Seasons Vocational training opportunities in the district to be expanded   –      President decided at “Discussion with the…

We will create an education system that protects dignity of labour – President

BCI Degree admissions commence President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says a new education system that will protect the dignity of labour and aimed at creating a skilled society  will be introduced in the new normal environment. A National Education Policy has already been formulated to achieve rapid development as well as to meet expected economic goals in…

“Park & Ride”: bus service to ease traffic congestion launched under President’s patronage

The first phase of the Park & Ride bus service was inaugurated at the Makumbura Multimodal Transport Center, Kottawa today (Jan. 15) in the presence of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa as a solution to the heavy traffic congestion surrounding Colombo city limits. The “Park & Ride” aims to minimize the number of automobiles travelling to and…