Budget allocation for education and health increase

PM Dinesh Gunawardena presents Budget Appropriation (Amendment) Bill

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena presented the Budget Appropriation (Amendment) Bill for the next four months to the House yesterday (9).

One of the salient features of the amended Budget Appropriation, presented for the first time by Prime Minister Gunawardena is the increase of allocation to Health and Education. It has also increased the allocations under Heads of the President and Defence.

The allocation for the Defence Ministry has been increased by Rs.3.76 billion. Health Ministry allocation has been increased by Rs. 248,069,998,000 of both recurrent and capital expenditures.
Rs.682,728,000,000 has been allocated f MORE >>

Prime Minister and MPs donate equipment to School for the Deaf and Blind

A consignment of equipment was donated to the Ceylon School for the Deaf and Blind by Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena and Parliamentarians Gamini Gunawardena and Yadamini Gunawardena recently. The educational aids and other equipment were donated from the decentralised budgets of the Prime Minister and MP Gunawardena.
At the same time, a Braille Teacher Training Programme conducted by the National Language Education Institute of the Ministry of Public Administration Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government was also inaugurated by the Prime Minister.
The Institute, which was set up by Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena when he was the Minister of Education, has trained a large number of Braille and sign-languag MORE >>

‘‘දහසකුත් අඩුපාඩු හා අපහසුතා මැද නිර්මාණකරණ අරගලයේ යෙදෙන කලාකරුවන්ගේ ගැටලු පියවරෙන් පියවර විසඳීමේ ඉලක්ක කරා යමු."

නිදහස් කලා සන්ධානයේ කලාකරුවන් සහ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මැතිතුමන් අතර සාකච්ඡාවක් 2022.08.04 දින අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලයේ දී පැවැත්විණි.
ශ්‍රියන්ත මෙන්ඩිස්, සුදත් රෝහණ, ඩග්ලස් සිරිවර්ධන, මෙලනි අශෝකා, සරත්චන්ද්‍ර මුතුබණ්ඩා, ආනන්ද විරසිරි ඇතුළු කලාකරුවන් රැසක් මෙම අවස්ථාවට එක්වි MORE >>

දිවයින පුරා වන ආපදා තත්වයන් තුළින් අගතියට හා අපහසුතාවයට පත්වූ ජනතාවට සහන සැලසීම හා ආරක්ෂා කිරීම.

දිවයින පුරා වන ආපදා තත්වයන් තුළින් අගතියට හා අපහසුතාවයට පත්වූ ජනතාවට සහන සැලසීම, ආරක්ෂා කිරීම පිළිබඳව විශේෂ විපරම් සාකච්ඡාවක් අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් 2022.08.05 දින ස්වදේශ කටයුතු අමාත්‍යංශයේ දී සිදු විය.
"මෙතෙක් ආපදාවට පත් වූවන්ට කඩිනම් සහන සැලසීම, තාවකාල MORE >>

එක්සත් රාජධානිය ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ විවිධ ක්ෂේත්‍රයන් සඳහා ආධාර වැඩි කිරීමට එකඟත්වය පල කරයි.

බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය මහ කොමසාරිස් සාරා හල්ටන් මහත්මිය ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ විවිධ ක්ෂේත්‍රයන් සඳහා සිය රටේ ආධාර වැඩි කිරීමටත්, පුනර්ජනනීය බලශක්ති සහ ජල විදුලි බලාගාර ඇතුළු ක්ෂේත්‍රයන්හි ආයෝජන වර්ධනය කිරීමටත් එකඟත්වය පල කළාය.
අද කොළඹ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලයේදී අගමැති දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මැතිතුමා හම MORE >>

Ceylon Chamber of Commerce urges all MP’s to support an all-party national programme

A senior office- bearers of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) who called on new Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena to offer their felicitation, categorically stated that all Members of Parliament and political parties must join an all-party government. If they are unable to do so due to political reasons they should agree on a national plan to review the economy in the interest of the country and the people, they said.
Prime Minister Gunawardena explained the endeavours of the government to bring the economic activities to normalcy and to deal with the challenge of shortages of essential items. He assured the delegation the fullest support of the government to the efforts to remove the problems faced by the trade and industry sectors  MORE >>

නවසීලන්තයෙන් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට ක්ෂේත්‍ර කිහිපයකට ආධාර

නව අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා හමු වු නවසීලන්ත මහ කොමසාරිස් මයිකල් ඇපල්ටන් මහතා ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට ක්ෂේත්‍රයන් ගණනාවකට සහය පල කිරීමට එකඟත්වය පල කළේය. අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ගුණවර්ධන මහතා දෙරට අතර සබදතා වර්ධනය කරගත හැකි ක්ෂේත්‍ර ගැන තානාපතිවරයා සමඟ සාකච්ඡා පැවැත්වු අතර නවසීලන්තය ශ්‍රී ලංක MORE >>

Japanese Ambassador calls on Prime Minister.

Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Mizukoshi Hideaki called on Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Prime Minister’s Office in Colombo 07 recently.
During this meeting, it was discussed regarding the longstanding friendship as well as the cultural and economic relations between Japan and Sri Lanka that spanned more than seven decades. The attention was also focused on the current situation in Sri Lanka and the ways and means that Japan could extend their assistance at this difficult time. The Prime Minister expressed his gratitude for the humanitarian aid provided to Sri Lanka.
The Prime Minister said that he expects Japan’s fullest support for Sri Lanka’s in discussions with the International Monetary Fund.
He  MORE >>

PM discusses bilateral ties with Russian Ambassador.

A meeting between the Russian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yuri Materi and the Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena took place at the Prime Minister$rsquo;s Office in Colombo recently.
The Russian Ambassador officially handed over the greetings of the Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, offering him the best wishes to the new Prime Minister.
During the meeting, the current situation and the historic diplomatic relations between Russia and Sri Lanka and the economic, cultural and political bilateral relations were further discussed in detail.
The Prime Minister extended his gratitude to Russia for standing up for Sri Lanka directly in every difficult situation faced by the country in the international arena.
The Pri MORE >>

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා ශ්‍රී දළදා වහන්සේ වැඳ පුදා ආශිර්වාද ලබාගනී.

අභිනව පත්වීමෙන් පසු 2022.07.31 දින මහනුවරට ශ්‍රී දළදා වහන්සේ වැඳ පුදා ගත් අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා, මල්වතු පාර්ශ්වයේ මහා නායක අතිපූජ්‍ය තිබ්බටුවාවේ ශ්‍රී සුමංගල මහනායක ස්වාමීන් වහන්සේ , අස්ගිරි පාර්ශවයේ මහනායක අතිපූජ්‍ය වරකාගොඩ ඥානරතන මහනායක ස්වාමීන් වහන්සේ, ගැටඹේ රාජෝපවනාධ MORE >>

Prime Minister and Chinese Ambassador discuss economic, agricultural and cultural relations between China and Sri Lanka in the face of the current economic crisis

A meeting between Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena and Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Qi Shenhong took place at the Prime Minister’s Office in Colombo today (July 29). The discussion initiated with a satisfactory reference to the historical bilateral relations between the two countries.

The Ambassador officially handed over the congratulatory message sent by the Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang to the new Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.

During the meeting, the importance of further strengthening the existing economic, agricultural and cultural relations between China and Sri Lanka in the face of the current economic crisis was emphasized.
Appreciating the assistance provided by China to all MORE >>

Prime Minister discusses enhancing US-Sri Lanka bilateral trade and American investments with US Ambassador

American Ambassador Julie Chung called on Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawaedena today (28) at the Prime Minister’s Office in Colombo.
They discussed wide range of issues and Prime Minister thanked the United States for continuous support extended by the US in the fields of trade and investment during the entire period of diplomatic relations. He added that the assistance given at the recent times of difficulties have been a great strength to Sri Lanka.
The Prime Minister said Sri Lanka plans to implement development of economic and power spheres and requested assistance from the US to attract investments in small and medium scale projects in alternative energy sector.
He explained the government’s total commitment to sa MORE >>

Prime Minister calls for more Indian investments

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena called on the Indian entrepreneurs to invest in Sri Lanka. He made this call when Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay called on him at the Office of the Prime Minister on July 26. They discussed the possibility of direct Indian investments and more Indian investments in the tourism sector expeditiously.
The High Commissioner acceded to a request made by the Prime Minister for Indian technical assistance to the renewable energy sector and to upgrade the railways and other public transport sectors.
Prime Minister Gunawardena thanked India for the immediate assistance provided during the current unprecedented economic challenges faced by Sri Lanka. They also expressed commitment to further en MORE >>