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New milestone in the judiciary in the country

06 new Judges appointed to Supreme Court New President for the Court of Appeal 14 new Judges to Court of Appeal   President pledges to support independence of the judiciary and ensures its functioning is free of politicization and other forms of interference Marking a new milestone in the judicial system of the country 21…

President’s speech at Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2020

Full text of the speech by His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2020 on December 01, 2020  Shrimathi Nirmala Sitharaman, Honourable Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs of the Republic of India Ajith Nivard Cabraal, State Minister of Money, Capital Markets & State Enterprise Reforms Hans Wijayasuriya, Chairman of…

Cabinet meets via video-conferencing for first time in Sri Lanka…

For the first time in the history of Sri Lanka, the Cabinet meeting was held yesterday (30) via video-conferencing. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa chaired the cabinet meeting via video call from the Presidential Secretariat while the Ministers joined from their offices. The Cabinet meeting went successfully. This cabinet meeting was conducted through video technology taking into…

MP Sudarshani Fernandopulle gets new State Ministry portfolio

Member of Parliament Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle has been appointed as the State Minister of Primary Health Services, Pandemics and COVID Prevention. The new State Minister was sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this evening (30). State Ministry for Primary Health Services, Pandemics and COVID Prevention is a new portfolio. Promoting and…

Fruitful discussion between President and Indian NSA

The National Security Advisor of India Ajit Doval who arrived in the island last evening called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this evening (28). President Rajapaksa and the Indian Security Advisor engaged in a highly fruitful discussion aimed at further strengthening all forms of bilateral relations. Indo-Lanka security cooperation, maintaining peace and…

New IGP calls on President…

The newly appointed Inspector General of Police (IGP) C.D. Wickramaratne called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat, today (27). Mr. Wickramaratne assumed duties as the 35th Inspector General of Police. Joining the service as an apprentice Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1986, he is a graduate from the University of Colombo and General…

President calls on new Chief Prelate of Sri Lanka Ramanna Maha Nikaya….

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa called on the newly appointed Chief Prelate of the Sri Lanka Ramanna Maha Nikaya, Most Ven. Makulewe Wimala Nayaka Thera. The President who visited the Vidyawasa Pirivena in Minioluwa, Mirigama where the Nayaka Thera resides, today (27) extended his best wishes to the newly appointed Prelate. Appreciating the unparalleled service rendered by…

Mechanism set up to monitor home quarantine process

A monitoring mechanism has been devised to ensure strict adherence to the ongoing home quarantine process for the contacts of the infected persons introduced as a measure to contain the COVID – 19 pandemic. The responsibility of monitoring is entrusted with a team of field officers. The team comprises Economic Development Officers, Agriculture Research and…

Ministry of Technology comes under President’s purview

Cabinet Minister for Public Security and a State Minister for State Security   In accordance with revision of subjects under Ministries on November 20th, Ministries of Defence and the Technology have been bought under the purview of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara was sworn in as the Cabinet Minister of Public Security while…