The issue of the ownership of the land should be settled for the cultivation - Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister stated that the issues with regard to the ownership of the land should be settled for the cultivation at the Vavuniya District Food Security Program held today (2023.11.01) at the Vavuniya District Secretariat, in conjunction with the New Village - New Country National Programme.

Speaking on this occasion the Prime Minister further said that-

One of the issues prevailing in the Vavuniya District is the land issue. The second problem is the issues that have arisen for a long time due to conflict with the Forest Conservation Department and forest conservation rules and regulations. When I presented the project of Vavuniya Water Scheme as the Minister of Water Supply, one department after anot MORE >>

The Vavuniya Town Council has been upgraded as a Municipal Council in accordance with the Gazette No 2296/05 dated 6th September 2022 of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena opened the Website of the Vavuniya Municipal Council. A digital service to facilitate the public was also introduced on this occasion. Governor of North S P Charles, State Ministers Janaka Wakkumbura, Ashoka Priyantha, Kader Mastana, MPs Kulasingham Dilibaran, Yadamini Gunawardena, Commissioner of Northern Province, senior officials and the public were present on this occasion. MORE >>

Digital tech facility to 22,000 families of Madyama Nuwaragam Palatha New building of Madyama Nuwaragam Palatha Divisional Secretariat vested to public

Development of Municipal Area and preserving the Sacred City of Anuradhapura is of extreme importance – Prime Minister

The new building of the Madyama Nuwaragam Palatha Divisional Secretariat was vested to the public at Pandulagama, Anuradhapura under the patronage of Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena on Tuesday (2023.10.31), which marks the World Cities Day.

Speaking on this occasion the Prime Minister stated that-

“The Buddhist community of the world consider Anuradhapura as one of the oldest cities in the world. This city is under the shade of most sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. This Divisional secretariat is a special government office in a special city. This Divisional Secretariat, which  MORE >>

Taking measures to increase the Aswasuma provisions. - Prime Minister

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said that the government would take measures to increase Aswesuma benefits to low income families. He stated this at the Anuradhapura Special Coordination Committee Meeting on “New Village - New Country” National Integration Participatory Development Program held on 31.10.2023 at the North Central Province Secretariat.

Speaking on this occasion Prime Minister stated that-

“Anuradhapura district is a central district that has a unique respect as the heart of the country. This district receives a special respect in the irrigation industry. It is the farmers of Anuradhapura district who have proved that it is possible to produce a surplus rice harvest. There are 14,300 Grama MORE >>

New two-storey building of Vidyadharma Dhamma School in Avissawella Manikkawatta Sri Vijayarama Temple, was declared open by Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena (29.10.2023).

The premises of the new two-storied building, named Yogiyane Jinawansa Nahimi Memorial Building, is a land donated to the temple by the Prime Minister when he was the Minister of Urban Development and Sacred Area Development. Principal of Vidya Dhamma Dhamma School, Kuruvita Ratanawansa thero presented a memento to the Prime Minister thanking him for providing electricity, water, telephone facilities and roads to the village of Manikkawatta and the Dhamma School premises as a member of parliament.

Maha Sangha including Gonagala Jinarathana Thero, Chief Incumbent of Manikkawatta Sri Wijayaramaya, Member of Parliament Mr. Yadamini Gunawardena, regional public representatives and Dhamma school students participated in this event MORE >>

අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ පැවැත්වෙන ’ධර්ම දීපනී’ රූපවාහිනි සජීවී ධර්ම දේශනා මාලාව

වප් පොහෝ දින ධර්ම දේශකයාණන් වහන්සේ වැලිගම අග්‍රබෝධි රජමහා විහාරාධිපති රුහුණු විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ සම්මානිත මහාචාර්ය දක්ෂිණ ලංකාවේ ප්‍රධාන අධිකරණ සංඝනායක පූජ්‍ය මිදිගම සෝරත නාහිමිපාණෝ. MORE >>

Centenary celebration of Royal College at Reid Avenue was held today (October 27) with the participation of President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.

Those who were present included Minister Susil Premajayantha, State Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, MPs Lakshman Kiriella, Gayantha Karunathilake, M A Sumanthiran, Rauf Hakeem, Eran Wickremaratne, Harsha de Silva, C V Wigneshwaran, Yadamini Gunawardena, Kavinda Jayawardane, past principals, current principal and staff and students. MORE >>

Immediately appoint multi-purpose development assistants to relevant institutions - Prime Minister

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena instructed the government officials to appoint the multi-purpose development assistants who have not yet been appointed to the relevant institutions before 15th of November.

A discussion was held on the performance and expediting the process of appointments of the Multipurpose Development Task Force Department today (25.10.2023) at the Prime Minister’s Office under the patronage of Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.

In this discussion, the attention was paid to the steps taken so far by the official committee appointed by the Cabinet to review the government recruitment process.

At present, instructions have been given to appoint multi-purpose development  MORE >>

China Foundation for Rural Development to assist Sri Lanka

Vice President of China Foundation for Rural Development Liu Wenkui said his Foundation would assist Sri Lanka’s poverty alleviation programme. He gave this assurance when he called on Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Prime Minister’s Office in Colombo today (October 25).

The Prime Minister said China’s success in eradication of poverty, rural upliftment and ensuring food security has been exemplary. “I thank China for magnanimous contributions to the efforts of my country as well as other developing nations towards achieving food security,” he said.

He expressed appreciation to President Xi Jinping for the offer of continuous support to Sri Lanka during President Ranil Wickremesinghe& MORE >>

Prime Minister discusses progress of debt-restructuring with IMF Executive Director

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena held a discussion with Dr Krihsnamurthy Subramanian, Executive Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) at the Temple Trees in Colombo today (October 23).

Dr Subramanium briefed the progress of the agreed programme and sought advice of the Prime Minister about the required assistance for the government’s mid-term as well as long term plans for economic progress.

The Prime Minister briefed the IMF Executive Director about the measures taken and explained the progress of the welfare scheme under which the monetary assistance to the weaker segment of the society have been directly deposited to bank accounts.

Secretary to the Prime Minister, Anura Dissana MORE >>

The lands that kings offered to the Maha Sangha, nurtured the citizens and a noble civilization... - Prime Minister

The Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena mentioned that the lands offered to the Maha Sangha by kings, nurtured the citizens and nourished a noble civilization. He said this on 2023.10.22,during the ceremony of conferring the Sri Sannas Patra on the title of Chief Judicial Sanghanayake of the Western Province of Udarata Amarapura Maha Nikaya to Kaleliya Vebadamulla Sri Sudharmaramapathi, Saddhamma Keerthi, Jina Sasana Sobhana Saddhananda, Sasana Siri Vamsalankara, Vichitta Bhanaka, Sasana Keerthi, Sri Saddharma Vagiswara, Shastrapati, Rajakeeya Pandita, Tripitakacharya, Venerable Rupaha Sorathabhidhana Nayake Thera held at the Meerigama- Mallehawa.

Speaking on this occasion the Prime Minister stated that –

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ශෝක ප්‍රකාශය

හෙළ කලා කෙත අස්වද්දන්නට අනුපමේය මෙහෙවරක් කළ ප්‍රතිභාපූර්ණ නර්තන ශිල්පී රැජිනි සෙල්වනායගම් මහත්මියගේ අභාවය සංවේගයට කරුණකි.

නර්තන ක්ෂේත්‍රය අර්තාන්විත පරාසයකට ගෙන යාමට ඇයට හැකිවිය.

ඇයගෙන් පෝෂිත වූ සිසු පිරිස දෙලක්ෂයකට ආසන්න ය. නර්තනාචාර්‍යවරු රැසක් ඒ අතරින් ක්ෂේත්‍රය MORE >>

Yunnan Province of China keen to enhance economic ties with Sri Lanka – Yunnan Chamber delegation

High level delegation headed by Yunnan Provincial Federation of Industry & Commerce Chairman Gao Feng, who is also CPPCC Vice Chairman held discussion with Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena on follow up plans on trade and investment proposals emanated during the Prime Minister’s visit to Yunnan two months ago at the Temple Trees on October 20.

“There are many similarities between Sri Lanka and Yunnan and we are keen to establish close cooperation with Sri Lanka, a very special friend of China,” Gao Feng said.

During the meeting, the high-level delegation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry and leading entrepreneurs of Yunnan held a detailed discussion on how to enhance trade and investment between Y MORE >>

Today’s need is innovative out-of-box technological solutions – Prime Minister

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said today’s imperative need is for innovative, out-of-box solutions in engineering and technological sectors. Opening the techno2023, Industrial and Technological Exhibition at BMICH today (October 20), he said engineers and technocrats should not confine to theories of their study syllabuses, but come up with creative solutions to multitude of economic challenges faced by the country.

He praised the Institute of Engineers of Sri Lanka (IESL) for organizing techno2023 under theme, ’Engineering for Regaining the Economy’ to showcase the potential of engineering technologies in helping the country to revive the economy and achieve the objective of overcoming the unprecedented MORE >>

Chairperson of International Chamber of Commerce calls on Prime Minister

The first female Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Maria Fernanda Garza called on Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Temple Trees today (October 19).

During the meeting they discussed the role of ICC in Sri Lanka that includes arbitration in trade and investment, banking, insurance, training and education, finance, tourism, agriculture, SME support and entrepreneurship development.

The Prime Minister briefed her on the government priorities that include food security and exports. Ms Garza said that ICC represents 170 countries with a corporate membership of 45 million companies. She said that the Agriculture Policy and Food Safety and Supply Chain Committee of ICC, launched in 2021, ai MORE >>

Party leaders discuss proposals on electoral reforms

A discussion of the party leaders representing the Parliament was held on 18.10.2023 at the Parliament Complex under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena regarding the proposals submitted to the cabinet for the introduction of a mixed voting system and amendments to deposits furnished by candidates in the parliamentary elections.

The Minister of Justice, Prison Affairs and Constitutional Reforms, Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, who submitted the proposals relevant to the Constitutional amendments, Sagara Kariyavasam, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), Sisira Jayakody, Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) Mahinda Amaraweera, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), A.L.M. Athaullah, National Congress (NC), S. Chandrakanthan, MORE >>