Month: February 2021

Defence, Disaster Management and Home Affairs come under two State Ministries

Mr. Chamal Rajapaksa was sworn in as the State Minister of Defence and Disaster Management and State Minister of Home Affairs before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat today (18). The swearing in took place in consequence to the formation of two separate State Ministries namely the State Ministry of Defence and Disaster Management…

Get ready to embark on a new journey in tourism sector by overcoming challenges –  President calls on tourism entrepreneurs

In the face of prevailing COVID – 19 pandemic the Government has taken every possible measure to provide all required facilities notwithstanding the health related restrictions imposed to ensure safety of the public. As the tourism sector is a vital component of the national economy of this country, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa called on the entrepreneurs…

Sri Lanka must keep pace with global changes – President reiterates

Private sector, State Universities and other Higher Education Institutions should work together  IT and computer knowledge for all students, regardless of field of study…. Universities should compete to attract high achievers…. Freedom for Universities to plan their studies and manage…. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has reiterated that Sri Lanka must keep pace with transformative changes taking…

President inaugurates “Kekulu Thuru Udanaya” Children’s Tree Planting National Programme…

The “Kekulu Thuru Udanaya” Children’s Tree Planting National Programme was inaugurated by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, today (15) at the Atabage Wimaladharma National School premises in Gampola. The number of children entering grade one in schools every year is close to three hundred fifty thousand. The objective of this programme is to groom them to be…

Village life should also be beautiful, like the village itself  – President tells at “Discussion with the Village” programme

Villagers don’t harm environment President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has emphasized that “the life in the village, like the village itself, should be beautiful”. He further said that the people living in these villages never destroy the rural environment and that it is the villager who has protected the environment so far. The President also said that…

Responding to all opinions is waste of valuable time …

Take criticisms with prudence and lead the country with your own intellect… No erosion of trust placed in; always extend blessings… –              Buddhist Advisory Council advises President….  Spending time to respond to all opinions expressed by each person is waste of valuable time that can be utilized to work. What is needed at the moment…

Inaugural ceremony of the “Deegawapiya Aruna” fundraiser commences under patronage of President and Prime Minister

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa inaugurated the “Deeghawapiya Aruna” fundraising program for the restoration of the Deeghawapiya stupa at the Sri Sambodhi Viharaya, Colombo 07 yesterday (Feb. 12). Deegawapiya is one of the Solosmasthanas (16 places of worship) and is the fourth largest stupa in the country. The dagoba was built by…

President visits Parliament

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited the parliament this morning (Feb. 11). President entered the chamber of the House with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and listened to the speeches by the MPs for nearly an hour. This is the President’s fourth visit to the parliament since last August following its inaugural session.        

12 new High Court Judges receive appointments from President…

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa handed over letters of appointment to 12 new High Court judges at the Presidential Secretariat today (10). Name of the Judge                                                                                         Position previously held Miss. N.K.D.K.I. Nanayakkara                                                 …