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We changed the political culture of forgetting village after winning power

No political witch hunt; only strict adherence to law: will not entertain lumpen politics – President says in Lathugala Policy decision to allow cultivation without hindrance Officials must visit villages Every village to see sustainable development President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said the political culture of forgetting the village after winning power has been changed. The problems…

President appoints 18-member De-Regulation Commission to simplify existing laws

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed 18-member De-Regulation Commission for the Simplification of the Existing Laws and Regulations in the interest of the people. The Commission is co-chaired by former Secretary to the President and Principal Advisor to the President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga and Chairman of John Keells Group Mr. Krishan Balendra. Other members of the…

India ready to give its COVID vaccine to Sri Lanka – External Affairs Minister Jaishankar tells President

Agreed to further strengthen bilateral relations Priority areas identified India is ready to give priority to Sri Lanka when supplying to other countries the vaccine now being produced by India to treat COVID 19 virus, the External Affairs Minister of India Dr. S. Jaishankar told President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Arrived yesterday in the country for a…

Commencing duties in new year President meets Ministers, MPs and staff

Commencing duties in the new year President Gotabaya Rajapaksa met the ministers, members of Parliament and his staff at the Presidential Secretariat today (1). Mingling with the gathering, President Rajapaksa said that it is necessary to work with optimism, determination and commitment to achieve the aspirations of the people while being conscious about the challenges…

New Year Message

The dawn of the New Year motivates us to move towards a new meaningful height in life while providing opportunity to clearly understand the challenges we face at each passing moment. We welcome the year 2021 with positive attitudes, determination and absolute commitment. No sooner than we commenced the journey towards prosperity that we had…

President in Kebethigollawa for the “Discussion with Village”

– Do not disturb livelihoods of those depend on agriculture – Provide rapid solutions to displaced people when planning development projects –      President instructs officials Air Force to develop “Kanugahawewa” as a model village 21 tanks and several dams to be renovated soon Quick solutions to land issues Measures to develop main and byroads Pastures for milch…

End irregularities when buying turmeric, maize and other crops – President directs State Minister and officials

Use of maize for alcohol and ethanol production strictly prohibited President Gotabaya Rajapaksa directed the subject Minister and the officials to intervene to stop the irregularities perpetrated in purchase of crops including turmeric and maize from farmers. Local farmers have successfully expanded the cultivation of turmeric and maize. Harvesting in the next season is nearing.…