Month: June 2021

President declares open National Nephrology Specialized Hospital

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared open the China-Sri Lanka Friendship National Nephrology Specialized Hospital in Polonnaruwa this morning (11). Sri Lanka received the hospital complex as a full grant from the Chinese Government at the request of former President Maithripala Sirisena during his visit to China in 2015. The hospital complex spans over an area of…

Positive response from Japanese Premier to President’s request for AstraZeneca vaccines

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s request made to the Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, seeking to obtain 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine has been met with positive responses. This was disclosed during a meeting held between the President and the Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Sugiyama Akira at the Presidential Secretariat this morning (09). The Japanese…

New Secretary to the State Ministry of Skills Development, Vocational Education, Research and Innovation…

Mrs. Deepa Liyanage has been appointed as the new Secretary to the State Ministry of Skills Development, Vocational Education, Research and Innovation. She received her appointment letter from Secretary to the President P.B. Jayasundera, at the Presidential Secretariat, today (08). Mrs. Deepa Liyanage is a Special Grade officer of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service.  

Steps to expedite development activities powered by USAID grants

Steps have been taken to accelerate the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded development projects in Sri Lanka. This was discussed at a meeting held between President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Director of the USAID Sri Lanka Office, Reed J. Aeschliman, at the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon (07). A number of development activities…

President invites investors world over to join on the transformational journey of Sri Lanka & the region…

Many opportunities for local and foreign entrepreneurs to invest in Port City…   President Gotabaya Rajapaksa invited investors across the world to join on a transformational journey by investing in Sri Lanka. ‘The Government’s vision is to make the Colombo Port City a key service hub for one of the fastest growing regions in the…

බිම්ස්ටෙක් සංවිධානයේ 24 වන සංවත්සරය නිමිත්තෙන් ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා නිකුත් කළ පණිවිඩය (සිංහල පරිවර්තනය)

“බහු ආංශික තාක්ෂණික සහ ආර්ථික සහයෝගීතාව සඳහා වූ බෙංගාල බොක්ක ආශ්‍රිත රටවල මුලපිරීම හෙවත් බිම්ස්ටෙක් සංවිධානයේ 24 වන සංවත්සරය සමරන අවස්ථාවේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජය සහ එහි ජනතාව වෙනුවෙන් සුභාශිංසන එක් කිරීමට ලද මෙම අවස්ථාව මා ඉතා ගෞරවයක් ලෙස සලකමි. වර්ෂ 1997 දී ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට මෙම ගෞරවාන්විත සංවිධානයේ ආරම්භක සාමාජිකයෙකු වීමට ලැබීම මහත් අභිමානයට ද හේතු…

Governments must not hesitate to adopt bold policies to protect human health…

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa emphasized that if we are to preserve the health of our planet and ensure human health and sustainability, Governments the world over must not hesitate to adopt bold policies. ‘Such policies should support ecological conservation, help combat the loss of biodiversity, and enable people to achieve their economic aspirations in more sustainable…

British High Commissioner calls on President…

British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Sarah Hulton called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this morning (04). The High Commissioner commended the government’s efforts taken to control the COVID-19 pandemic and expressed views on the assistance that can be provided for the vaccination drive. She also drew attention to the contribution the…