Month: May 2021

President decides not to relax travel restrictions until June 07th

Ø  Essential items to be supplied via mobile truck service Ø  Vaccination programme to continue uninterrupted President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has decided not to relax travel restrictions until June 07. The decision was taken by the President at a meeting with the Special Committee on COVID 19 Control held at the Presidential Secretariat this morning (28). Initially it…

Organic fertilizer required for Maha Season without any shortage …  President instructs …

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the relevant officials to take steps to provide organic fertilizer required for the ‘Maha’ Season to farmers without any shortage. The President also emphasized the importance of implementing a comprehensive mechanism in consultation with all sectors in this regard. The “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour” policy statement ensures the people’s…

New AG sworn in…

President’s Counsel Sanjay Rajaratnam was sworn in as the new Attorney General before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat, today (26). Mr. Sanjaya Rajaratnam is the 48th Attorney General of Sri Lanka. He has been serving the Attorney General’s Department for the last 34 years, he went onto hold the post of Senior State…

Number of measures under President’s instructions to minimize damage to marine ecosystem from MV X- Press Pearl Vessel

Following the instructions of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA), security forces and other responsible government entities have launched a comprehensive operation to mitigate the damage to the marine environment and coastline by the MV X-Press Pearl vessel which caught fire and is in distress off the coast of Colombo. The President has instructed…

Second stock of Sinopharm vaccines to be added to vaccination drive from today …

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed that the second stock of 500,000 Sinopharm vaccine doses received as a gift from the Chinese Government, be used in the vaccination drive from today (26). Accordingly, plans have been made to distribute the vaccines among several districts based on priorities recommended by the health sector. The SriLankan Airlines flight…

President’s Vesak Message

Vesak Full Moon Poya Day, which commemorates the three most significant events of the Buddha’s life (Three Noble Events); the birth of Prince Siddhartha, the Enlightenment of Siddhartha Gautama and the Mahaparinibbana (Passing Away), is the noble and meritorious festival of us Buddhists. On this noble day, the entire Buddhist community across the world pay…

A roadmap to create a green socio-economy presented to President…

The Ministers presented a roadmap prepared with the aim of transforming Sri Lanka’s economy into a green socio-economy with sustainable solutions to climate change, to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Relevant plans were presented at a meeting held at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (24) with representatives of the “Presidential Task Force on Creating a Green Sri Lanka…

Outgoing Attorney General calls on President

Attorney General Dappula de Livera, who is to retire, called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this morning (24). The President commended Mr. Dappula de Livera for his service rendered to Sri Lanka and extended well wishes for his post-retirement life. He is the 47th Attorney General of Sri Lanka. Acting Solicitor General…

Travel restrictions until June 7

Temporary relaxations on May 25, May 31 and June 4..   One person from each house is permitted to visit the nearest store to purchase essential items when restrictions relaxed Mobile trucks with essential food items will operate at divisional levels for the convenience of the public Liquor stores to be closed until June 7 Air…

Number of decisions by President to avoid impact on people and economy when imposing travel restrictions…

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has taken a number of decisions to avoid impact on the people and the economy when imposing travel restrictions from 11.00 pm today (21) as a step to contain the spread of COVID 19. During a discussion with the Presidential Task Force on COVID 19 at the Presidential Secretariat this morning (21),…