Month: February 2021

PCoI report on Easter Sunday attacks handed over to Attorney General…

The final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) to investigate and inquire into the Easter Sunday attacks that was presented to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been handed over to Attorney General Dappula De Livera. The report was handed over by the Director General, Legal Affairs of the Presidential Secretariat Hariguptha Rohanadheera at the…

President’s speech at 15th Governing Council Meeting of NAM S & T

President and the Vice Presidents of the 14th Governing Council Secretary, Ministry of Technology, Sri Lanka Director General of NAM S & T Centre Distinguished Delegates Ladies and Gentlemen   It is indeed a pleasure to address the 15th Governing Council meeting of the Non-aligned and Other Developing Countries for Science and Technology, with representation…

PCoI appointed to ensure transparency in SL Customs

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a Presidential Commission of Inquiry(PCoI) to evaluate the state of current affairs of the Sri Lanka Customs Department and make recommendations to enhance its effectiveness. The Commission is assigned to simultaneously come up with recommendations to make services by SL Customs more efficient and effective while dealing with various allegations…

President and Pakistan PM hold bilateral discussions

Special focus on agriculture, trade, technology and tourism sectors The formal meeting between the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan who is on a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa took place at the Presidential Secretariat this morning (24). Upon his arrival at the venue, the Pakistani Premier was received by…

No absorption of recruits under 100,000 jobs programme into the health service – President clears the air

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says those who have been recruited under the 100,000 employment opportunities programme will not be absorbed in to the cadre of  the Department of Health Services. The notion is being circulated that these employees will be attached to the health service as permanent staff is completely inaccurate, President stated. President Rajapaksa made…

I will solve problems affecting public servants and workers; Help the Govt. to fulfill pledges made at elections – President tells Trade Union reps

“I am aware that several unresolved issues exist in the government, semi-government sectors, corporations and boards. They have now reached a chaotic situation. Anomalies in salaries and promotions and the disorder in the recruitment process are some of the pressing issues. The Government is committed to resolve these problems for the benefit of workers. People…

Wide ranging mandate for Committee appointed to study the Report on Easter Sunday attacks

The six-member Committee appointed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to study the Report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into Easter Sunday attacks has been entrusted with a wide ranging mandate. Identifying the overall process including the measures that need to be taken by various agencies and authorities such as the Parliament, judiciary, Attorney General’s…

National Scouts Movement’s 100,000 tree planting project inaugurated under President’s patronage…

The project by the National Scouts Movement to plant 100,000 trees was inaugurated today (22) under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House premises in Colombo. The project has been designed to mark the 164th Birth Anniversary of Lord Baden Powell, the founder of the Scouts Movement. Chief Commissioner of Sri Lanka…

President appoints committee to study reports on Easter Sunday attacks and make recommendations

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a six-member Committee to study in depth the facts and recommendations on the course of action contained in the final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the Easter Sunday attacks and the report of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on National Security which has been submitted to Parliament.…

It is mandatory for officials with decision making powers to attend District and Regional Development Committee meetings.

Go to the ground and see before giving permanent solutions … A long term sustainable remedy to stop wild elephant intrusions … No people’s problems should be swept under the carpet giving misinterpretations … -President advises officials at Puttalam “Discussion with the Village” programme President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has categorically directed that officials with decision making…