The delegation of Vietnam Communist Party youth organizations, who visited Sri Lanka on the invitation of the Youth Conference of the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP Youth), met with the leader of the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna, Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, at Kandy on 06.04.2024, after visiting the Temple of Tooth Relic.

Deputy Secretary of the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna MP Yadamini Gunawardena, Ambassador of Vietnam Ho Thi Thanh Truc, President of the youth organization of MEP Samantha Gamage, and the representatives of the youth organization of MEP participated in this event.

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Korean job opportunities in new fields as a result of the meeting between the PMs of Korea and Sri Lanka

The meeting between Korean Prime Minister Han Duck Soo and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena was held on 04.04.2024 at the Prime Minister’s Office in Seoul.

The Korean Prime Minister stated at the meeting that many new job opportunities will be opened for Sri Lanka.

In addition to the labour force that provides jobs for agriculture, construction and other industries in his country, the Korean Prime Minister also mentioned the possibility of providing new jobs for health services and professional services.

The Korean Prime Minister said that his country, as a member of the Paris Club, will always stand therein for Sri Lanka, which is recovering from the recent financial crisis, to suc MORE >>

Ban Ki-moon appreciates growing close partnership between GGGI and Sri Lanka

During the discussion held between Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena inSeoul, Chairman of Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Ban Ki-moon expressed appreciation over the close partnership with Sri Lanka and assured efforts to reinforce the longstanding amicable relations between Sri Lanka and GGGI and to explore opportunities to fortify bilateral ties across various sectors.

“The Government of Sri Lanka is in the process of transitioning to a greener, inclusive, and more resilient economy through interventions on renewable energy, sustainable transport, and creating our cities greener,” Prime Minister Gunawardena said in his talks with the former Secretary General of the United Nations in Seoul on April 4.
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PM and Korean Speaker exchange views

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, who is on an official visit to South Korea, met with the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, Kim Jin Pyo today (04.04.2024).

They discussed the ways and means of enhancing exchanges between the two legislatures.

Sri Lankan delegation included State Ministers Piyal Nishantha, Anupama Pasqual, MPs Yadamini Gunawardena, Rajika Wickramasinghe, Muditha de Soysa, Jagath Kumara, Sri Lankan Ambassador to Korea Savitri Panabokke, and Secretary to the Prime Minister Anura Dissanayake.

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Many benefits to a number of sectors in Sri Lanka as a result of PM’s visit to Korea

Governor of Gyeongsangbuk-du Province of the Republic of South Korea, Lee Cheol Woo met with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena on 03.04.2024 at the Governor’s office, in Andong in Gyeongsangbuk-du.

The Provincial Government agreed to offer many benefits for education and higher education, agriculture, fisheries, women and rural development in Sri Lanka during the talks. They also discussed the potential for launching investment projects too.

The agreements were reached on providing more smart classrooms for schools, information technology equipment for vocational training institutes for school leavers who do not enrol for higher education, increasing opportunities for university entrance, incre MORE >>

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, who is on a two-day official visit to South Korea, today (03.04.2024) toured SK Biotech research institute, a global institutional partner in vaccination and biotech research in the country.

A group including State Minister Piyal Nishantha, Anupama Pasqual, MPs Yadamini Gunawardena, Rajika Wickramasinghe, Muditha de Soysa, Jagath Kumara, Secretary to the Prime Minister Anura Dissanayake participated in this event.

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If the precious commitments of our people are not remembered again and again, the battles and legacies will be erased from the history books... - MP Yadamini Gunawardena

MP Yadamini Gunawardena stated that if the precious commitments of our people rendered in the past are not remembered again and again, the battles and legacies will be erased from the history books. He said this while attending the 52nd commemoration of the national hero Philip Gunawardena held at the Foundation Institute, Colombo (31.03.2024).

MP Yadamini Gunawardena addressing the gathering stated that,

“When Hon. Philip Gunawardena, who is remembered with respect even today as a national hero of the country who made many commitments for the achievements of the public not only in our country but also in many continents, was to enrol for higher education, Anagarika Dharmapala advised Hon. Philip Gunawardena& MORE >>

Easter Message

Let us enlighten our lives through the life of Jesus Christ.

Let us resolve in this Easter day to put society on the right track by focusing on human relations and social ethics in the face of current, complex social misapprehensions.

The life example of Jesus Christ, who sacrificed his life for social justice, mercy, love and humanity in order to achieve righteous goals courageously, is extremely valuable.

The said religious teachings help us build the necessary mindset that is required in any crisis situation.

This is a time that social values influenced by the life of Jesus, who has spread mercy and love, should be socialized again and again. Let us celebrate this Easter by lea MORE >>

Relationship between the sister cities of China’s Shanghai and Colombo is in rapid development...

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena had a long discussion with Gong Seng, Mayor of Shanghai, today (29.03.2024) in Shanghai, China.

It was agreed to establish a strong relationship between Shanghai, China, which is ranked first among the world’s port cities, and the cities of Colombo and Hambantota, which have been planned to be developed as a maritime hub in the East and West shipping routes in the future.

A long time has passed since the Sister City Agreement between Colombo and Shanghai was signed, and the Prime Minister pointed out that further work can be carried out under this agreement, which was signed when his brother Prasanna Gunawardena was holding the post of Mayor.

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Prime Minister urges Asian countries to rededicate to building an Asia, free from poverty where prosperity is equitably shared

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena called upon the Asian countries to rededicate themselves to building an Asia, free from poverty where prosperity is equitably shared. Addressing the BOAO Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2024 in Hainan in China, he praised China’s "miraculous success story of lifting millions of people from poverty to a higher living standard under the able leadership of President Xi Jinping," and added that concept provides a pathway for other countries faced with the problem of poverty.

The Prime Minister called for new initiatives to ensure agricultural growth and food security, as it would not only ensure poverty eradication but also social harmony and peace. He emphasised the imperative need for harnes MORE >>

A meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena…

A meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena was held today (27.03.2024) at Great Hall, Beijing.

Both countries agreed to continue to act under the friendship, peace, mutual respect and fivefold principle in international affairs that do not interfere in the internal affairs of a country. It was emphasized that bilateral relations should be based on mutual respect and mutual productivity between the countries, and acting according to that policy would set a good example for both countries.

The Chinese President also assured that China will support the schemes necessary for the development of Sri Lanka as soon as they are presented.

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Prime Minister Dinesh meets Sangharaja Thera, President of Buddhist Association of China

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, who is on an official visit to China, visited and held discussions with Ven. Yang Jue, Sangharaja Thera, President of Buddhist Association of China, at China International Hotel (27).

A group including State Ministers Shehan Semasinghe and Ashoka Priyantha, MP Yadamini Gunawardena, participated in this event.

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China assures continuous support to debt restructuring process in Sri Lanka

Chinese Prime Minister Li Qiang assured Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena that China would assist Sri Lanka’s debt restructuring process continuously and help Sri Lanka to develop its economy.

During the high level bilateral talks held today in Beijing, the Chinese Prime Minister praised Sri Lanka’s economic progress after a period of economic downside.

He expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena staying, "You and your family continuously worked for strengthening friendship between China and Sri Lanka". He pointed out that Sri Lanka consistently followed ’One China’ policy and supported China at international forums.

Premier Li Qiang said his country world also extetend MORE >>

Chinese Speaker in a long discussion with Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena

On 26.03.2024, Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena was respectfully welcomed by the Chairman of the People’s National Assembly of China, i.e. the Speaker, Mr. Zhao Leji, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.

Common matters of the historical relations between the two countries as well as the friendship between the people of the two countries in the past decades were discussed.

There was a special discussion regarding getting Smart Class Rooms for 1000 schools in Sri Lanka this year.

The special experiences of Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena and Chinese Speaker Mr. Zhao Leji in the Parliament and People’s Assemblies respectively and in long-term politics with the public we MORE >>