Kohuwala flyover was vested in the public ...

The flyover constructed at the Kohuwala junction above the Horana-Colombo main road was vested in the public today (17.07.2024) by Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena as a solution to the heavy traffic congestion at the Kohuwala junction.

The Ministry of Transport and Highways, under the supervision of the Road Development Authority built this flyover by the Hungarian Betonepitto Company, and Access Engineering Company acted as its Sri Lankan representative. The construction was started on 16 August 2021, and it is 254 meters long and 9.4 meters wide. It cost 3599 million rupees.

A group including Minister of Transport, Highways and Mass Media Dr. Bandula Gunawardena, Members of Parliament Premanath C. Dolawatta, MORE >>

We have started a program to strengthen our economy through foreign exchange earning... - Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena

A pavilion for Navinna Public Stadium...

A new funeral parlour for Kottawa Crematorium...

A Multipurpose Center for Thalawathugoda...

The Prime Minister has made these comments while taking part in the occasion of initiating the constructions of a new funeral parlour for Kottawa Crematorium, a multipurpose center for Thalawathugoda and a pavilion for Navinna Public Stadium which belongs to the Maharagama Municiple council using the provisions allocated for Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena and Member of Parliament Yadamini Gunawardena, under the Decentralized Budget Program 2024 and the Western Province Development Plan, on 17.07.2024.

On this occasion the Prime Minister stated MORE >>

UNESCO has a major role to look after millions of children and young people that are out of schools and without opportunities – Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena lamented that violent attacks have been extended on schools and universities and there are even more victims of war, natural disasters and epidemics. “As a result especially millions of children and young people are out of schools and without opportunities,” he said at the UNESCO 75th anniversary held at the BMICH on July 16.

“UNESCO was founded in the wake of a world war. Millions had perished, millions had been forced to flee from death and despair, millions had lost their homes and left everything behind in search of a better future,” he said adding that UNESCO has a major in looking after the victimized children.

UNESCO Director General; Audry Azuley, first Lady Pro MORE >>

Polycrome Award Ceromony for Electricians

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena was the chief guest today ( 16.07.2024) at the Polycrome Award Ceremony for NVQ qualified electricians at the BMICH. Polycrome Electrician Institute, which falls under Polycrome Holdings Private Ltd, was the sponsor and the training facility for Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka organized programme for electricians 2023-2024, which awarded NVQ Level 3 qualification, that support them to find employment in their field. More than 1200 electricians recived certificates at the ceromony.

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Render an effective service to the country adhering to principles...

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena requested from the newly appointed government officials to render an effective service to the country.

The Prime Minister made this statement at the award ceremony held on 15.07.2024 at Temple Trees to grant appointments for 43 persons who passed the limited competitive examination for recruitment to grade III of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service and eight persons who passed the limited competitive examination for recruitment to grade III of the Sri Lanka Planning Service and who have not yet been referred for the positions.

On this occasion the Prime Minister stated that-

"You, who have passed the competitive examinations in the public service and planning se MORE >>

The decision to add renewable energy to the local government sector has been taken without any hesitation by the Local Loans Development Fund... -Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena

Such positive new thinking is required for the development..

The Prime Minister mentioned that the Local Loans Development Fund has decided to add renewable energy to the local government sector and further he continued that such positive new thinking is required for the development. The Prime Minister expressed these opinions on 15.07.2024 at Temple Trees, at the occasion of awarding concessional loans for solar energy and development projects of Local Government Institutions implemented by the Local Loans Development Fund.

Prime Minister stated at the event that-

"The Local Loans Development Fund is facing a new challenge along with the problems faced in this period. The local government sector MORE >>

Local government is the most important aspect in the public service of a country... - Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena

The Prime Minister mentioned this on 15.07.2024 at the ceremony held at the Temple Trees on the occasion of awarding permanent appointments to 1720 non-permanent, casual, substitute, contract, temporary, and relief employees in local government institutions of the Western Province.

The Prime Minister further commented that..

"Today is the day you, who were working in local government institutions, will get permanent appointments. I would like to thank the State Minister Janaka Wakkumbura, who has given great strength to the government, the Provincial Council and our ministry to make this day become a reality. He brought forward the voices of MPs, you and the State Ministry at a time when our country was facing  MORE >>

Development projects in Kilinochchi will be implemented speedily – Prime Minister

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said the government has allocation additional development funds for speedy implementation of projects. Speaking at the opening of the Business Service Centre in Kilinochchi on July 12, he urged the district leaders, government officials and other stakeholders to quickly complete the projects undertaken in the district, under the guidance of the Northern Governor.

The Prime Minister further stated;

“New allocation is made for development by the President, taking on the responsibility of allocating Provincial funds and special funds for development to every district, every province and, every AG division is to be covered.

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I commend the government employees in the North who gave priority to serving the needs of people instead of engaging in strikes... - Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena...

The Prime Minister mentioned this while attending the ceremony held at the Jaffna Library Auditorium on 12.07.2024 to award permanent appointments to the employees of the Local Government Institutions in the Northern Province.

At this occasion, books were also donated to the Jaffna library.

The Prime Minister commented at the event saying that -

"We faced an unprecedented economic and financial crisis in our lifetime. The President and I, faced the task and challenge of overcoming the financial crisis. The fact that many public representatives took the initiative to bring the political stability needed to move the country forward was a great strength in resolving this crisis.

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Prime Minister applauds the efforts of Jaffna farmers.. - Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena

Farmers are not government workers, but can we put a price to their immeasurable service

Jaffna District Coordinating Committee meeting was held today (12.07.2024) at the Jaffna Divisional Secretariat Office under the patronage of Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena. Distribution of rice and egg incubators for the low income families was also done while the Prime Minister was there.

The Prime Minister addressing the audience commented -

"This government is dedicated to improving the living conditions of the Jaffna Peninsula. In order to increase the living conditions, we have embarked on an increase in most of the expenditure needed by the departments, and also special allocations for rural and u MORE >>

Prime Minister at the Land Deed presentation to historical Thuparama Temple in Anuradhapura

The donation of Subasinghe Walawwa and the land in Anuradhapura for future development activities of Thuparamaya to the Buddhasasana Fund, by offering a Pooja deed to Most Venerable Pallegama Hemarathana Thera, chief Incumbent of Atamasthana and Chief Sanghanayaka of Nuwarakalaviya, was held under the patronage of Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Buddhasasana Fund, on 11.07.2024, at Maha Viharaya, Anuradhapura.

A group including Maha Sangha, State Minister Shehan Semasinghe, MPs S.M. Chandrasena, Yadamini Gunawardena, Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration Pradeep Yasaratne, and Anuradhapura District Secretary Janaka Jayasundara participated in this event.

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No local government institution will be allowed to collapse. - Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena

The Prime Minister made these comments at the occasion of giving permanent appointments to employees of local government institutions in the North Central Province held at the Anuradhapura Town Hall on 11.07.2024.

The Prime Minister mentioned that -

The permanent status of a service will be granted after a long period of time. In some instances it is never granted. We have faced both those experiences. There are leaders of provincial councils and local government institutions in this process. For these children, receiving the permanent post is a great pleasure and creates stability in life. You can enjoy it till your retirement. Afterwards, to the family members as the same rules prevailing today. It must be sa MORE >>

The government intervenes in local government institutions with low revenue income... - Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena

The Prime Minister mentioned this today (2024.07.11) at the occasion of presenting permanent appointment letters to employees of local government institutions in the Central Province, which was held at Karaliya Hall, Kandy.

The Prime Minister stated that -

Central Province is the heart of our country. Kandy has been preserved as a city that can show the identity of the country to the world. President Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is working with special interest in transforming it into a more regular and progressive one, has prepared plans to turn Kandy into a developed city and a center of world heritage. With the responsibilities and posts assigned to you today, the ambition of making Kandy a developed city requi MORE >>

Chinese scientists study CKDu

Chinese scientists have conducted a study on Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka in collaboration with a team of local scientists. The team of scientists who conducted the study called on Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Temple Trees on Wednesday (July 10) and said the final report of the study will be submitted shortly.

Chinese government, in addition to assist the research, extended a grant for a water purification project in CKDu affected districts in Sri Lanka.

The Prime Minister thanked China for the grant extended for water purification and research on water-borne diseases in Sri Lanka, which was initiated when he was the Minister of Water Supply.

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High Level Official Delegation from the National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) of India Visits Sri Lanka to Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation (7th July to 9th July, 2024)

A high-level official delegation, led by Shri V. Srinivas, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG), Government of India, and Director General of the National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG), successfully concluded an official mission to Sri Lanka from July 07th to 09th July 2024. The mission, marked by productive deliberations and strategic meetings, has paved the way for enhanced bilateral cooperation and capacity building support for Senior Public Officials.

The distinguished delegation included Shri NBS Rajput, Joint Secretary, DARPG; Dr. A.P. Singh, Associate Professor, NCGG; Ms. Presca Mathew, Chief Administrative Officer, N MORE >>

New Zealand Speaker praises Sri Lanka’s economic recovery

Speaker looking at a photograph taken in 1958 when New Zealand Prime Minister Walter Nash and then Minister of Agriculture and Food Philip Gunawardena at the opening of the National Milk Board.

Speaker of the New Zealand Parliament Rt. Hon. Gerry Brownlee M. P. called on Prime Minister Hon Dinesh Gunawardena at the Temple Trees today. (July 10)

The Prime Minister, referring to longstanding friendship between the two countries, called for increase in bilateral economic cooperation between New Zealand and Sri Lanka and also enhancing support under the Colombo Plan.

He recalled that the two countries share a proud record of early introduction of universal franchise, New Zealand in 1893 and Sri Lanka MORE >>