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Remaining balance of ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID–19 Fund to be allocated for vaccination drive

Total amount credited to the Fund – Rs. 1,752,402,793.24 Current balance of the Fund – Rs. 1,360,922,969.24   A decision has been taken to allocate the remaining balance of Rs. 1,360,922,969.24 of the COVID–19 (ITUKAMA) Healthcare and Social Security Fund to the COVID-19 vaccination drive. The total amount credited to the Fund was Rs. 1,752,402,793.24,…

Fruitful discussion between President & WHO Chief

Approval for Sinopharm to be given in another 3 days… The zoom discussion held between World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was very successful. The zoom meeting was held from the Presidential Secretariat, today (07). The WHO commended the government for its efforts to control the spread of…

Expedite import procedures & administering COVID-19 vaccines to public…    – President instructs

Steps have been taken to prevent spread of the virus and to maintain high-quality healthcare services… –Officials pointed out President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the relevant officials to expedite both the import procedures and administering COVID-19 vaccines to the public. During a discussion held with the COVID-19 Committee today (07), which meets daily at the…

Democratic Left Front’s people-centric pledge to assist “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour” presented to President

The Democratic Left Front (DLF) presented their statement pledging to assist in the progress of the National Policy Framework “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour” to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat today (07). The statement was presented by Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Leader of the Democratic Left Front. The plans of the DLF to promote…

War Heroes Commemoration Flag pinned on President declaring War Heroes Commemoration Month

The National War Heroes Flag was pinned on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat today (04), declaring the War Heroes Commemoration Month. Acting Chairperson of the Ranaviru Seva Authority Sonia Kottegoda pinned the War Heroes Flag on the President. The War Heroes’ Month commemorates the brave war heroes who sacrificed their lives for a…

PMD Director-General Sudewa Hettiarachchi and President’s Spokesman Kingsly Rathnayaka assume duties

Veteran journalist Sudewa Hettiarachchi, who was appointed as the Director General of the President’s Media Division (PMD), and President’s Spokesman Kingsly Rathnayaka assumed duties in their new posts this morning (03). The ceremony to assume duties was held at the President’s Media Division in Colombo Fort, giving priority to religious observances. A limited number of…

National programme “Turmeric plant in every home garden” launches under President’s patronage

A national programme to provide a pot of turmeric plant to every home garden was inaugurated under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (May 01). To symbolize the launch of the programme, the President planted a turmeric sapling in his home garden at Mirihana. This programme was launched in an attempt to meet the household Turmeric…