Month: September 2021

State Minister Lohan Ratwatte tenders his resignation…

President accepted the resignation…   Lohan Ratwatte, State Minister of Prison Management and Prisoners’ Rehabilitation has tendered his resignation, acknowledging his responsibility for the incidents that took place at the Welikada and Anuradhapura Prison premises. Mr. Ratwatte informed President Gotabaya Rajapaksa regarding his decision today (15) and the President accepted his resignation.

Clarifying the misconceptions circulating on rice mill owners, rice traders and the rice shortage…

President’s Media Spokesman Kingsly Rathnayaka’s statement on 11-09-2021 regarding the misconceptions about rice mill owners, rice traders and the rice shortage. Ayubowan! Given the current situation in the country and in line with the decision taken by the President, I would like to take this opportunity to inform the country of the views of President…

Quarantine Curfew until 4 a.m. on September 21….

Steps taken to keep economic centers open … Special attention to commence schools … Actions to be followed after opening the country based on health recommendations… The Government has decided to extend the existing Quarantine Curfew until 4 a.m. on September 21. The decision to extend the Quarantine Curfew was taken during the virtual meeting…

Commissioner General of Essential Services is empowered to issue orders to relevant officials as per the Section 5 of Public Security Ordinance…

The emergency regulations on essential food supply formulated as per the section 5 of the Public Security Ordinance were declared in a gazette, as per the powers vested in terms of the section 2 and by enforcing directives under the section ii of the Ordinance, in order to prevent market irregularities that inconvenience the consumers…

Quarantine curfew until 4 am on September 13…

President commends all stakeholders for making the vaccination drive a success… Pfizer vaccine to schoolchildren once medical approval is granted… It has been decided to extend the current quarantine curfew until 4 am on September 13th. The decision was taken at the meeting of the Special Committee on COVID-19 Control held through online technology under…

Mechanism devised to provide organic fertilizer required for Maha Season without any shortage…

 No room for risk of famine or food shortage due to organic fertilizer policy… QR Code for all imported and locally manufactured organic fertilizer… The farmer will not be isolated…                 Government Officials say… The mechanism has been formulated to provide organic fertilizer required for the Maha Season…