Month: June 2021

World Bank commends Sri Lanka’s vaccine procurement process…

A proposal by GMOA to conduct vaccination programme in hospitals. The World Bank commends Sri Lanka’s approach to the procurement process of purchasing Covid-19 vaccines. Dr. Prasanna Gunasena, Chairman of the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation (SPC), said that the World Bank has recognized the SPC as the leading institution when compared with other institutions in South…

President’s  Poson Poya Day Message

      The Poson Poya Day Message  The Poson Poya is the most venerated day for the devout Buddhists of Sri Lanka as it marks the arrival of Arahat Mahinda Thero carrying the noble teachings of the Buddha. Since ancient times, we have been engaging in Amisa Pooja (ritualistic offerings) and Prathipaththi Pooja (practice offerings) to…

Travel restrictions to be relaxed from June 21st

Inter-provincial travel restrictions to remain…   Permission to conduct last rites on non-COVID 19 deaths within 24 hours…   It has been decided to relax travel restrictions from 4 am on the 21st of June. However, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed the officials not to relax the inter-provincial travel restrictions. Travel restrictions will be re-imposed and…

Indian assistance to promote solar power project

Measures have been taken to increase the contribution by renewable energy sources to the national power grid by enhancing solar power generation as per the National Policy Framework ‘Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour.’ A key plan of the Government is to generate solar power by obtaining the contribution of state-owned buildings, places of worship and…

Special Press Release

The Cost of Living Committee, chaired by the President and convened with the participation of the Prime Minister and the Ministers in charge of the subject, focused on a number of main reasons for the need to increase fuel prices. One of the main reasons for this is the continuous rise in global crude oil…