Prime Minister discusses early implementation of Lower Malwathu Oya hydro-solar-irrigation project as a PPP

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena discussed the possibility of early resumption of the Lower Malwathuoya hydro-solar-electricity-irrigation project as a Public-Private-Partnership Project with foreign investments.

The Chinese investors who built the Yan Oya Dam called on the Prime Minister at the Temple Trees today (September 11) to discuss the Prime Minister’s proposal to install solar panels on Yan Oya resorvir as well as the proposed Malwathu Oya reservoir to generate 100 megawatt electricity and irrigate 22,000 hectares of land in Anuradhapura and Trincoamelee districts.

The Chinse investment team headed by Senior Business Manager Andrew Yang said Yan Oya reservoir could be used as a mega solar power  MORE >>

දේශීය වෛද්‍ය ක්‍රම පිළිබඳ අධ්‍යාපනික සහ වෙළඳ ප්‍රදර්ශණය අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් ඇරඹෙයි.

දේශීය වෛද්‍ය රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය සිසිර ජයකොඩි මහතා ගේ ආරාධනයෙන්,

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් අද (2023.09.08) බණ්ඩාරනායක සම්මන්ත්‍රණ ශාලාවේ දී ආරම්භ කෙරිණි.

අමාත්‍ය මහින්ද අමරවීර, රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යවරුන් වන අරවින්ද කුමාර්, ඩී. බී. හේරත්, පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරු MORE >>

රට පුරා එකම සමුපකාර නිතියක් බලගන්වමු... - අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා

සමුපකාරය ශක්තිමත් කිරීම ආර්ථික අර්බුදයට විසදුමක්...

ග්‍රාමීය නිෂ්පාදන නැංවීමට සමුපකාරයේ මැදිහත් වීම අවශ්‍යයි...

අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා මේ බව සඳහන් කළේ 2023.09.08 දින කොල්ලුපිටිය සමුපකාර මන්දිරයේ පැවැති, නීති නියෝජිත හා ලේකම් පරිචය පිළිබද ඩිප්ලෝමා ප්‍රධානෝත්සවය අමතමිනි.

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New British envoy expresses commitment to further enhance UK-Sri Lanka ties

British High Commissioner Andrew Patrick called on Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Temple Trees on September 7 to exchange views on bilateral ties and development cooperation between Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom.

The High Commissioner expressed his firm commitment to further enhance bilateral ties and development cooperation between the two countries.

The Prime Minister urged the United Kingdom to explore possibility of initiating new investment projects with the participation of the private sector. He added that Sri Lanka encourages UK investment in sectors such as education, banking and financial services, pharmaceuticals, hospitality and tourism.

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The Colombo Municipal Council must use its powerful legal powers to prevent pollution of the environment in order to keep the water and lakes clean in Colombo. - Prime Minister

The Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena expressed the opinion that the Colombo Municipal Council must use its powerful legal powers to prevent pollution of the environment in order to keep the water and lakes clean in Colombo. He said this at the inauguration of the new project of cleaning Beira Lake using modern technology of Japan, which was started on 09.07.2023 under the leadership of Prime Minister.

Speaking on this occasion the Prime Minister stated that –

Based on the mutual friendship between Sri Lanka and Japan, it is important to get together in contributing the development knowledge that Japan has acquired over the years for the development of our country. The support provided by Japanese institution MORE >>

Top Chinese fish exporter plans to invest in fisheries sector

A group of Chinese industrialists called on Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Parliament on September 6 to discuss possible investments in the fisheries sector.

The Prime Minister said there is vast potential for investments in fish processing and exports not only to China but also to foreign markets including Europe and North America.

Chairman of Fujian Province Aquatic Products Wholesale Industry Association Yushu Huang, who led the delegation said the members of the Association ranks Number 1 in fish production exports in China and they would like to set up a large fish processing factory at close vicinity to a coastal harbour for processing and export of fish products.

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Proud to associate with a procession that moved forward despite the threats and restrictions... - Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena placed the sacred relics casket on the elephant in the last Randoli Maha Perahera of the historical Navagamuwa Pattini Mahadevala on 02.09.2023. He said that he was proud to associate with this important procession that moved forward despite the threats and restrictions over the years.

The Prime Minister further said;

This 1800-year-old perahara and charitable work has been able to move forward continuously because of its strong and glorious legacy. By receiving various supports from various provinces to this Raja Maha Vihara, our art has been given a special honour year after year by combining various cultural elements to the prcession.

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UN assures fullest cooperation to Sri Lanka

Newly appointed United Nations Resident Representative Marc-Andre’ Franche expressed appreciation over Sri Lanka’s economic recovery from an unprecedented crisis last two years and assured continuous support for the development process.

He said this when he called on Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Temple Trees on September 1.

He said that Sri Lanka is heading back in right direction, but cautioned that the next couple of years will be very difficult for not only Sri Lanka but most of the countries due to global economic downturn.

The Prime Minister said several steps have been taken to increase food production and ensure food security. “We also plan to diversify exports as in the MORE >>

Japanese MPs to promote closer bilateral ties with Sri Lanka

A Parliamentary delegation from Japan called on Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Temple trees today (September 1) to discuss further strengthening of bilateral cooperation and people-to-people relations between Japan and Sri Lanka.

The Prime Minister welcomed the delegation and said that Japan has consistently assisted Sri Lanka in many spheres such as infrastructure development, energy, railways, health, education and youth skill development.

Leader of the delegation of MPs, Nakanishi Yusuke, who is a member of Special Parliamentary Committee on Official Development Assistance said Japan is a close friend of Sri Lanka and further assistance will be provided for speedy development. Referring to the pote MORE >>

Motor bicycle expedition to promote cultural tourism from Lumbini to Sri Lanka via Buddha Gaya and Kusinara

Three organizations in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka will jointly organize a motor bicycle expedition from Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha in Nepal, through the sacred places of Buddhist worship in India to Colombo in January 2024.

A preliminary discussion was held with Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Temple Trees in Colombo on September 1, 2023 with the participation of several ministers and organizers and the representatives of Tri Forces and Police.

The motor bicycle ride will pass through Kusinara, Buddha Gaya, Shavastri, Saranath, Buddha Gaya and Sankassa where Buddha’s spent many years 2,600 years ago. It will arrive in South India and cross the sea at Rameswaram by ferry to Mannar and arrive i MORE >>

Data on poverty and vulnerability essential for effective planning – Prime Minister

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena called upon all policy-makers, as well as the private sector and civil society, to use the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) and the Multidimensional Vulnerability Index (MVI) formulated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to understand and implement measures to help move Sri Lanka away from vulnerability and poverty in the future.

He said this when UNDP Resident Representative Azusa Kubota called on him at the Temple Trees today (Aug 31) together with the members of the UNDP experts team Dr Sabina Alkire, Director, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford and Prof Siri Hettige, Professor in Sociology to hand over the UNDP MVI MPI Reports MORE >>

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලය සංවිධානය කරන ‘ධර්ම දීපනී’ පෝදා රූපවාහිනි සජීවී ධර්ම දේශනා මාලාව.

දේශකයාණන් වහන්සේ..

වග, කහහේන, ශ්‍රී සුසිරිවර්ධනාරාමය,දොම්පේ, උඩමාපිටිගම, ශ්‍රී ගංගරාමය,යන උභය විහාරාධිපති, ශ්‍රී සද්ධර්ම වාගීශ්වර, ධර්ම විශාරද පණ්ඩිත, මීගමු පළාත් සහිත සීනාදි සිව් කෝරළයේ විශේෂ අධිකරණ සමථබලසම්පන්න ද්වීතීය සංඝනායක, “විනය කීර්ති ශ්‍රී කල්‍යාණතිස්ස”

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