Month: April 2021

President’s May Day Message

May Day Message As promised to the people, our government has safeguarded national security and sovereignty. Similarly, we have ensured that no harm would befall to our national legacy and heritage. Steps are being taken implement policies for the growth of local industries and agriculture-based economy. A clear, well-defined economic plan has been formulated and…

Public can now access services by the Presidential Secretariat via telephone, post & e-mail

As the number of Staff personnel at the Presidential Secretariat have been minimized based on guidelines and recommendations given by the Health Authorities to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the public are requested to avoid visiting the Presidential Secretariat for their needs to avert any inconvenience. However, the available staff at the Presidential Secretariat is…

Veteran mediaperson Kingsly Rathnayaka appointed President’s Spokesman

Veteran mediaperson Kingsly Rathnayaka has been appointed as the President’s Spokesman. Mr. Rathnayaka received the letter of appointment from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this morning (29). He is a distinguished alumnus of Ananda College, Colombo and a graduate of the University of Colombo. During his 27-year long career in media, he has…

Steps already taken will not be reversed…

Will make Sri Lanka the first country in the world to end use of chemical fertilizers completely…. Let’s take action without limiting ourselves to mere talks… Will promote use of organic fertilizer production at the district level … President says President Gotabaya Rajapaksa stressed that he will take up the challenge of making Sri Lanka…

President and Chinese Defence Minister hold bilateral discussions

The official meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe who is on a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was held at the Presidential Secretariat today. The Chinese Defence Minister who arrived at the Presidential Secretariat was received by Secretary to the President P.B. Jayasundera and Foreign…

Senior journalist Sudewa Hettiarachchi appointed Director-General of PMD…..

Senior journalist Sudewa Hettiarachchi has been appointed as the Director-General of the President’s Media Division. Sudewa Hettiarachchi, who received the letter of appointment from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat, is due to assume duties next week. A distinguished alumnus of Ananda College, Colombo, Sudewa Hettiarachchi is a full-fledged journalist with extensive experience. With…

President visits Haldummulla to inspect progress of “Gama Samaga Pilisandara”

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited the Welanwita Village at Haldummulla in the Badulla District this morning (26) to inspect the progress of the first Gama Samaga Pilisandara (Discussion with the Village) programme. The President launched the ‘Gama Samaga Pilisandara’ programme on September 25 last year with the objective of meeting the people of remote villages that…

Country should not remain stagnated: We should progress commercially – Maha Sanga stresses

The Maha Sanga emphasizes that a country should not remain in one place without moving ahead and it should endeavour to progress commercially towards success. The Maha Sanga shared these views as they were informed about the Colombo Port City project during the 10th discussion with the Buddhist Advisory Council at the Presidential Secretariat today(23).…