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.

It was emphasi MORE >>

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 >>

Nine agreements signed on China-Sri Lanka cooperation....

The signing of nine new agreements between China and Sri Lanka took place today (26.03.2024) under the patronage of Chinese Prime Minister Li Qiang and Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.

The Prime Minister today paid floral tributes to the martyred war heroes at the Monument to the People’s Heroes at Tiananmen Square, and after receiving the guard of honour from the Chinese military, bilateral discussions were commenced. Later, in the bilateral talks held in Great Hall in Beijing, more attention was paid to increasing overall cooperation in the social, cultural, educational, and agricultural sectors in addition to economic cooperation.

The Prime Ministers of the two countries confirmed that a new chapter in t MORE >>

Participate in the current economic development efforts and be an asset to Motherland – Prime Minister calls upon Sri Lankans abroad

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena called upon the Sri Lankan community abroad to get involved in the current economic drive of the Motherland by sharing their professional experiences and adopting innovative methods created in their respective fields.

Speaking at a meeting of Sri Lankan professionals in China at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing on 25.03.2024, he said that he was amazed by the high professional standards reached by expatriate Sri Lankan in new emerging fields like Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology and digitalization. “You obtaining knowledge through the free education system and other facilities in Sri Lanka and you owe something to the Motherland. Hence, I urge you to use your professional MORE >>

The national flags of Sri Lanka wave in Beijing, capital of China, warmly welcoming Prime Minister Dinesh.

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena arrived in Beijing, China...

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena arrived in Beijing, China today (25th March). Prime Minister was welcomed by Executive Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Sun Weidong and senior officials and Acting Ambassador K.K. Yoganandan.

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena left for Beijing in China yesterday evening (24.03.2024) as the chief guest of Boao Conference, which is China’s premier annual international conference, at the invitation of the Government of China.

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Prime Minister to address premier Chinese Conference in Boao

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena left this evening for Beijing on an official visit on the invitation of the Government of China. In Beijing he is scheduled to meet President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Qiang and senior Ministers as well as top office bearers of Chine Communist Party (CPC) to discuss issues pertaining to bilateral relations and development cooperation.

Prime Minister will be the Chief Guest at China’s premier annual international conference in Boao in Hainan. The Boao Conference theme will be, ’Asia and the World: Common Challenges, Shared Responsibilities’. It will be attended by several heads of state and top-level foreign delegates.

In Beijing, Prime Minister Gunawar MORE >>

’Dharma Deepani’ series of Dharma sermons held at Temple Trees, which is organized by the Prime Minister’s Office, and sponsored by the Maliban Company, telecasted live on Jathika Rupavahini on every Full Moon Poya Day (from 9.00 am to 10.00 am).

Sermon on the Medin Poya Day was delivered by,

Saddharma Keerthy, Sri Thripitakacharya Most Ven. Malegoda Nanda Thera, Chief Incumbent of Malegoda Sri Pushparamaya, Kongoda Gangaramaya, and Yomogida Buddhist Centre in Japan, Director, Committee Member of Malegoda Sirinandana Thripitaka Dharmayathana Maha Pirivena, Chief Registrar of the Northern Region of Beruwala Sasanarakshaka Balamandalaya, Chief Sangha Nayaka of Bentara Walallavita Korala of Kotte Sri Kalyani Samagri Dharma Maha Sangha Sabha.

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Agreement of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to provide further financial assistance to Sri Lanka... - Prime Minister

Sri Lanka qualifying for the next steps of the IMF agreement is a victory for the whole country...
Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena stated that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has agreed to provide further financial assistance to Sri Lanka, and that Sri Lanka qualifying for the next steps of the IMF agreement is a victory for the whole country. He made these comments today (22.03.2024) while attending the foundation stone laying ceremony for the new surgical ward complex at the Avissawella Base Hospital, which is constructed on a proposal made by Member of Parliament Yadamini Ginawardena.

When the construction is completed, this six-storeyed new surgical ward complex will have 600 beds and 8 modern operating the MORE >>

Water is life. There is no alternative to that.

The unparalleled expertise of our ancestors on water management has amazed the world. They took care not to leave even a single drop of water fell from the sky to be flowed to the sea without making use of it. They have protected and managed the water sources and water cascades with their utmost effort in order to preserve for future generations.

Protection and conservation of water resources has become a major challenge in the face of current globalization and rapid urbanization. The world today is on the brink of a drinking water crisis. The next world war will be for water unless we secure watersheds and watercourses, and preserve the drinking water produced at a great cost.

Therefore, the immediate challeng MORE >>

The Women’s Rights Act, which includes a special commission for women for the first time in history, will soon be presented to the Parliament.. - Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena

The Prime Minister stated that a Women’s Rights Act, which includes a special commission for women for the first time in history, will soon be presented to the Parliament. He said this at the occasion of Colombo District Women’s Day commemoration ceremony “Colompura Liya Abhiman 2024” held today (21.03.2024) at the Colombo District Secretariat.

Presenting awards and certificates to the best female entrepreneurs of the district, distribution of essential materials to pregnant mothers and presenting awards and certificates to Women Development Officers took place at this occasion.

The Prime Minister commented as follows at this occasion –

Creating hope and happiness for all Sinhal MORE >>

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

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena held a discussion with Dr Krihsnamurthy Subramanian, Executive Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) at the Temple Trees in Colombo on March 19.

Dr Subramanium briefed the progress of the agreed programme and stated that IMF Board of Directors would decide on providing further assistance to Sri Lanka at the next Board Meeting scheduled for June 2024.

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.

MP Yadamini Gunawardena, Secretary to the Prime Minister, Anura Dissanayake, IMF Alternative Executive Direc MORE >>