Month: July 2021

Resumption of public service at normal level

A large percentage of the population that needs to be vaccinated against COVID-19 has now been vaccinated covering all districts in Sri Lanka. Since the majority of public servants have also been vaccinated, the priority should be given to restore normalcy to the public service. Therefore, Secretary to the President P.B. Jayasundera has informed the…

Presidential Media Centre (PMC) declared open…

The Presidential Media Centre (PMC) was declared open today (29) under the patronage of Senior Advisor to President, Lalith Weeratunga. The Media Centre is located at the ground floor of the old Chartered Bank building in front of the President’s House in Colombo Fort. The Presidential Media Centre aims to provide accurate and efficient information…

China donates another 1.6 million doses of Sinopharm to Sri Lanka…

The Government of China donated another consignment of 1.6 million doses of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines to Sri Lanka. The two SriLankan Airlines flights UL869 and UL865 carrying the vaccines arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake at 5.30 a.m., today (27). Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Qi Zhenhong officially handed over the vaccines to…

Hope more countries will be inspired by Sri Lanka’s bold approach to organic agriculture….

President at the UN Food Systems Summit President Gotabaya Rajapaksa expressed the hope that more countries would be inspired by Sri Lanka’s bold approach to sustainably transform its agricultural system to organic agriculture in order to ensure food security and nutrition for future generations. The President made these remakes addressing the virtual session of the…

Two new envoys present credentials

A newly accredited Ambassador and High Commissioner to Sri Lanka presented their credentials to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House in Colombo this morning (22). Mr Michael Edward Appleton and Mr Andres Marcelo Garrido have been appointed as the New Zealand High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to…

President’s Hajj Message

  Hajj Message The Hajj festival is a spiritual celebration that displays the spirit of mutual understanding, compassion and exchange of fond greetings among the Islam devotees the world over. I believe this is also a significant period in which the Muslim community bestows their traditions upon the future generation. All religious leaders have shown…

President joins Scouts International Cultural Jamboree…

The International Cultural Jamboree organized by the Sri Lanka Scout Association was graced by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday virtually. Due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation, for the first time in World Scouting history, the Sri Lanka Scout Association has made arrangements to conduct a Virtual Global Cultural Jamboree from July 16-18, 2021 with the…

President briefs Maha Sangha on vaccination drive and Kotelawala University Act

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa briefed the Maha Sangha on the measures taken by the Government to control the spread of COVID-19 including its vaccination drive, and the Kotelawala Defence University Bill. The President expressed confidence that all the vaccinations received since the arrival of the first batch of AstraZeneca vaccines on January 28, and the district-level…

A multi-day fishing vessel monitoring system from Australia to Sri Lanka…

Sri Lanka received a multi-day fishing vessel monitoring system that contributes to ensure maritime security, under a financial grant from Australia. Australian High Commissioner David Holly said the monitoring system would help in preventing illegal fishing, ensuring border protection and security in Indian Ocean Region, preventing human and drug trafficking and rescuing fishermen in distressed…