Dharma Shakti Puja Vesak festival of brotherhood in Batticaloa this year..

The Dharma Shakti Puja Vesak festival of community brotherhood organized by the General Conference for the Preservation of National Heritage will be held in Batticaloa this year in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Buddha Sasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs, and Batticaloa Civil Organizations.

For that purpose, Procession from Colombo to Batticaloa to taking sacred relics commenced the journey today (14.05.2024) from Polwatta Dharimakirthyarama temple and the relics disposition was held at the main hall of Temple Trees and left for Batticaloa.

On the next 23rd and 24th, several events including the disposition of sacred relics, Sil programme in Batticaloa city, Vesak Pandals a MORE >>

The following decisions were taken at the meeting of the National Operations Room Committee held at the Prime Minister’s Office

Utilize Galle, Kurunegala Technology Park buildings for a useful purposes - The National Operations Room advises the Ministry of Investment Promotion

It has been advised to the Ministry of Investment Promotion in the National Operations Room discussions to prepare a plan to make proper use of the buildings constructed in the Technology Parks by the Techno Park Company in Kurunegala and Galle Districts.

The problems of the development projects and the methods of expediting those projects were discussed by the National Operation Room headed by the Secretary to the Prime Minister Anura Dissanayake.

It was discussed that the suspension of construction of the two Technology Parks started in Kuruneg MORE >>

Prime Minister calls for increasing economic and religious ties with Myanmar…

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said there is huge potential for further increasing trade, economic and Buddhist ties between Myanmar and Sri Lanka.

He said this when Myanmar Charge d’ Affairs Lei Yi Win called on him at the Temple Trees today (May 16).

The Prime Minister said that economic and trade relations in many areas such as gem and jewellery, tea and coconut trade, minerals, tourism with especial emphasis on Buddhist tourism could be strengthened. He also suggested barter trade on tea and coconut as Myanmar is keen to export coconut to Sri Lanka for processing and re-exporting to third countries.

Acting Ambassador Lei Yi Win said Sri Lanka could participate in ’Yangoon Trade MORE >>

An International Nurses Day celebration was held today (12.05.2024) under the patronage of President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Temple Trees...

For this celebration, organized by the Public Service United Nurses’ Union, its President and Chancellor of the University of Colombo Ven. Murutthettuwe Ananda Thera, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Minister of Health Ramesh Pathirana, State Minister of Indigenous Medicine Sisira Jayakody, Members of Parliament Vajira Abeywardena, Yadamini Gunawardena, Secretary to the Ministry of Health Dr. Palitha Mahipala and many officials and nurses representing the Nurses Union participated.

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Prime Minister intervenes to solve the garbage problem in Beruwala ....

A special discussion was held at the Parliament Complex on 09.05.2024 to solve the serious health problem that has arisen by dumping of the waste collected in the Beruwala Municipal Council area in a land in Vattimirajapura village. For the discussion held on request made by MP Imtiaz Bakir Makar to the Prime Minister in the Parliament, State Minister of Fisheries Piyal Nishantha, officials of the Ministry of Local Government, Beruwala Divisional Secretary, Beruwala Municipal Council officials as well as the representatives of all relevant institutions such as the Urban Development Authority, Police, National Health Institute, Provincial Council Waste Management Authority, and Central Environment Authority were also called.

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Verite Research presents Blueprint for ’Blueprint for a Rational Government’ to PM

Verite Research presented its Blueprint for ‘Blueprint for a Rational Government to Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Temple Trees in Colombo today (May 10).

Presenting its Blueprint, Virite Executive Director Nishan de Mel said the proposal contains how all the duties, functions, institutions, and laws in Sri Lanka can be structured and organized in an efficient and effective manner.

It draws on the work of the acclaimed 1988 Administrative Reform Commission as well as exemplary international practices, to design a highly functional structure for organising government and all its activities in Sri Lanka. The design of this Blueprint is based on minimising two significant problems that can arise in the MORE >>

The following decisions were taken at the meeting of the National Operations Room Committee held at the Prime Minister’s Office

Steps are taken to resume the project of construction of the building of Civil Appellate High Court, Matale, which has been temporarily suspended...

The deadline for completion of the Kandy City Wastewater Management Project is extended to 31st December...

The National Operations Room Committee of the Prime Minister’s Office that met at Temple Trees under the chairmanship of Secretary to the Prime Minister Anura Dissanayake has decided to resume the project for construction of the Matale Civil Appellate High Court building immediately.

This decision was taken to avoid possible financial loss to the government after considering the issues that may arise due to the continued suspension of this pr MORE >>

Appointments to two thousand new Grama Niladharis...

The awarding of appointment letters to two thousand applicants who have qualified upon the results of the examination and interview conducted by the Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government, for the recruitment to the Grade 3 of Grama Niladhari Service was held today (08.05.2024) at Temple Trees under the patronage of President Ranil Wickremesinghe and at the invitation of Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.

President Ranil Wickramasinghe addressing the event commented that –

Today is a special day for you. After selected for this service, after completing the training, you are being appointed to the government service. You are returning home today with extreme  MORE >>

National Operations Room...

Steps to be taken to provide seventy five thousand new water connections immediately in Colombo District...

The National Operating Room Committee has decided to extend the deadline until 31st of December to complete the Ambatale Water Supply System improvement and Energy Saving Project, which aims to provide seventy five thousand new water connections in the Colombo district.

When the National Operations Room Committee met at the Temple Trees, the matters were discussed related to Ambatale Water Supply System Improvement and Energy Saving Project, payment of arrears of Central Expressway (Part 2) from Mirigama to Kurunegala, reconstruction and widening of 19 dilapidated bridges, and Vehicle Emission Test Trust  MORE >>

Performing religious rites for the late Prof. Nalin de Silva at the Buddhist Congress...

For the late Dr. Nalin de Silva at the headquarters of the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress, a pansukula rites was performed today (05.05.2024) with the participation of one hundred monks.

This occasion was organised with the intervention of Ven. Bengamuwe Nalaka Thera and Ven. Elle Gunawansa Thera, the Maha Sangha, Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, and all national organizations and patriotic movements.

The Prime Minister speaking at the event commented that -

"Dr. Nalin de Silva is the pride of our country who awakened tge nation. He was a nobleman who took Buddhism meaningfully to our countrymen and the world.

He is one of our Buddhist leaders who bravely dedicated himself at all t MORE >>

Japan expresses confidence on Sri Lanka’s economic recovery

Japanese Foreign Minister Kamikawa Yoko said Japan is quite confident on Sri Lanka’s economic recovery as the country has made a satisfactory initial recovery after facing a severe economic downturn.

The Minister said this when she called on Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Temple Trees in Colombo today (May 4).

The Prime Minister briefed the visiting Foreign Minister about the progress in ongoing debt restructuring process with International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Paris Club, which is co-chaired by the Japanese government, and supported by India, France and other donor countries. He also emphasized the implementation of ’Aswessuma’ programme to assist and uplift low income and vu MORE >>

Message of condolence

We pay our great respect to Dr. Nalin de Silva, a scholar of the highest level, who made our nation proud by rendering a great service to Sri Lanka.

The demise of Dr. Nalin de Silva, who has rendered a great service to our country, its people and to the Sinhalese, will be a great loss for the nation.

He is a rare scholar, who has bravely devoted himself to the nation through the most difficult decades of the motherland and has awakened the nation creatively.

At this moment, I remember with respect and gratitude that I got the opportunity to associate and work with him very closely for a long time.

I express my condolences to his beloved wife, children, relatives and friends of Dr.  MORE >>

Sri Lankan envoys must take new initiatives to attract investments and tourists – Prime Minister

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said that diplomatic practices have undergone a major transformation and today’s priority is economic diplomacy.

Speaking to nine newly appointed ambassadors and high commissioner, he urged them to take new initiatives and adopt new thinking to get economic benefits to the country.

He asked the new envoys to strictly follow the foreign policy of peace and nonalignment, which has won the respect of the world.

He also urged them to work with the Sri Lankan community in their countries and get their help to promote Sri Lanka’s interests. He also stressed the need to get more skilled jobs, investment and also development cooperation.

The MORE >>

China and Sri Lanka to expedite implementation of MoUs

Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Qi Zhenhong called on Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Temple Trees in Colombo today (May 2) to discuss ways and means of early implementation of the agreements and Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) reached between the two countries during the Prime Minister’s official visit to China in March 2024.

The Prime Minister said the implementation of the MOUs would begin a new chapter in the long-term friendship and economic cooperation between Sri Lanka and China. Secretary to the Prime Minister Anura Dissanayake signed the agreements on behalf of Sri Lanka, and the secretaries of nine Mnistries signed on behalf of China in the presence of Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena and Chine MORE >>