Renovated "Eighty Club" (80 Club) opens under the patronage of the Prime Minister

The renovated "Eighty Club" (80 Club) at Independence Avenue, Colombo 07 was declared open by the Hon. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa last night (21st October). The Prime Minister illuminated the premises and unveiled the plaque symbolizing the official opening.
"Eighty Club" (80 Club) was named after the Room 80 at the Queen’s Hotel, Kandy where the inaugural first meeting was held. The club was later established at the Independence Avenue property. Followed by 1971 uprising, then government handed over the property to Sri Lanka Army. In 1978 , the "Eighty Club" (80 Club) was re-licensed under the government and land Reforms Commission maintained the property until it was taken over by UDA in November 2020 who then moved to MORE >>

ඉන්දු-ශ්‍රී ලංකා ඓතිහාසික මිත්‍රත්වය සිහිගන්වමින් කුෂිනගර් අන්තර්ජාතික ගුවන් තොටුපළ විවෘත වෙයි

වස්කඩුව ශ්‍රී සුභූති මහා විහාරයේ කපිලවස්තු සර්වඥ ධාතුන්වහන්සේලා,මහා සංඝරත්නයේ සියක් නමක් සහ අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ඇතුළු ශ්‍රී ලාංකික දූත පිරිසක් රැගත් ශ්‍රීලංකන් ගුවන් යානයක් පළමු වරට ගොඩබැස්සවීමත් සමඟ ඉන්දියාවේ කුෂිනගර් ගුවන්තොටුපොළෙහි අන්තර්ජාතික ගුවන් මෙහෙයුම් අද(20) උ MORE >>

මහනුවර නව රදගුරු වැලන්ස් මෙන්ඩිස් රදගුරුතුමෝ අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා හමුවෙති

අති උතුම් ෆ්‍රැන්සිස් පාප් වහන්සේ විසින් පසුගිය දා මහනුවර නව රදගුරුතුමන් ලෙස පත් කළ වැලන්ස් මෙන්ඩිස් රදගුරුතුමෝ අද (20) දින අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා හමුවූහ.
මහනුවර නව රදගුරු පදවියට අමතරව හලාවත පදවි අපොස්තලික පරිපාලක රදගුරුතුමන් ලෙස ද වැලන්ස් මෙන්ඩිස්  MORE >>

Ambassador of Viet Nam to Sri Lanka Sees Many Opportunities for Uplifting Cooperation

The Ambassador of Viet Nam to Sri Lanka Ho Thi Thanh Truc foresees many opportunities for Sri Lanka and Viet Nam to enhance bilateral relations in the coming years. She expressed these ideas when she called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday (Oct. 19) afternoon.
The Ambassador said there is much potential to attract investments from Viet Nam to Sri Lanka. In 2019, the trade volume between the two countries stood at approximately US$ 300 million.
In additional to investments, the Ambassador also stressed her country’s interest in furthering Buddhist relations between Sri Lanka and Viet Nam.
Prime Minister Rajapaksa agreed that, given the historical Buddhist heritage of both countries,  MORE >>

“අමාදම් සිසිලස” 215 වැන්නට අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා එක්වෙයි

සෑම පුන් පොහෝ දිනකම අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ සංකල්පයකට අනුව පවත්වන “අමාදම් සිසිලස” ධර්ම දේශනා මාලාවේ 215 වැන්න වප්පුර පුන් පොහොය යෙදෙන අද (20) දින පෙරවරුවේ අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී පැවැත්විණි.
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ආර්යා ශිරන්ති රාජපක්ෂ මහත්මිය මල්, පහන්, සුවඳ දුම් පූජාකිරීමෙන් අනත MORE >>

Milad-Un-Nabi National Celebration held under the patronage of the Prime Minister

The Milad-Un-Nabi National Celebration was held under the patronage of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees last night (19th October).
The event was organized by the Department of Muslim Religious & Cultural Affairs of the Ministry of Buddha Sasana, Religious & Cultural Affairs.
A commemorative stamp and a first day cover for the National Milad-Un-Nabi Celebration-2021 were also issued. Hon. Dullas Alahapperuma- Minister of Mass Media, presented the commemorative stamp and the first day cover to the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister presented prizes and certificates to the students who won the competitions held to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.
Hon. M .U. M. Ali Sabry- Minister of Ju MORE >>

කුෂිනගර් ජාත්‍යන්තර ගුවන් තොටුපළ විවෘත කරන අවස්ථාවට මෙරටින් වැඩම කරන මහා සංඝරත්නය අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා හමුවෙති

ඉන්දියාවේ කුෂිනගර් ජාත්‍යන්තර ගුවන් තොටුපළ විවෘත කෙරෙන අවස්ථාවට වැඩම කරන මහා සංඝරත්නය අද (19) දින අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා හමු වූහ.
ඉන්දීය අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය නරේන්ද්‍ර මෝදි මහතා විසින් කුෂිනගර් ජාත්‍යන්තර ගුවන් තොටුපළ හෙට (20) දින විවෘත කිරීමට නියමිතය. මෙම ඓත MORE >>

Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s Milad Un-Nabi Message -2021

It is with great pleasure that I extend my best wishes to all Sri Lankan Muslims who are celebrating the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, believed to be the seal of the Messengers and Prophets of God in all the main branches of Islam.
The Prophet Muhammad was the pioneer who established a system of Islamic values, setting an example for others in his personal life to build a dignified human love full of humanity.
The vision of the Prophet was always to fill human society with virtue of wisdom and non-violence. The essence of the Prophet’s teaching as a messenger of God is to show man the good way of living in the world. I believe that all Muslim people following his wisely construed way can give their maximum contribut MORE >>

ශෝක පණිවුඩය

ශ්‍රී ලංකා ටෙස්ට් ක්‍රිකට් කණ්ඩායමේ පළමු නායකයා ලෙස කටයුතු කළ බන්දුල වර්ණපුර මහතා අභාවප්‍රාප්ත වූ පුවත ඇසීමෙන් මම බලවත් සංවේගයට පත්වීමි.
කලකදී ජාතික ක්‍රිකට් කණ්ඩායමේ පුහුණුකරු ලෙසත්, අනතුරුව ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් හි පරිපාලක තනතුරකත් සේවය කළ වර්ණපුර මහතා මෙරට ක්‍රිකට් ඉතිහාසයේ  MORE >>

මුදල් වෙන් වූ සංවර්ධන ව්‍යාපෘති වසර අවසන් වීමට පෙර නිම කරන්නැයි අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගෙන් උපදෙස්

සංවර්ධන ව්‍යාපෘති සඳහා වෙන් කළ මුදල් ආපසු මහා භාණ්ඩාගාරයට යැවීම වෙනුවට වසර අවසන් වීමට පෙර අදාළ සංවර්ධන ව්‍යාපෘති අවසන් කරන්නැයි අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා නාගරික සංවර්ධන හා නිවාස අමාත්‍යාංශයේ නිලධාරීන්ට අද (15) දින උපදෙස් දුන්නේය.
නාගරික සංවර්ධන, අපද්‍රවය බැහැරලීම හා ප්‍ර MORE >>

Ambassadors of the Czech Republic and Egypt Make Farewell Calls on the Prime Minister

The non-resident Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Sri Lanka Milan Havorka and the Ambassador of Egypt to Sri Lanka Hussein El Saharty made farewell calls on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa this week before completing their tenure as ambassadors to Sri Lanka.
Ambassador Havorka expressed gratitude for all the support received during his tenure while Ambassador El Saharty told the Prime Minister that he’s “very grateful for the hospitality and kindness.”
Both ambassadors briefed the Prime Minister on work that has been completed during their tenures. Ambassador Havorka has served as the non-resident ambassador based in New Delhi for six years while Ambassador Saharty has served in Sri Lanka for four years MORE >>

The Prime Minister Receives a Booklet Containing Creations of Visually Impaired Authors

Launching ceremony of the book "Kadathurawa" containing works of visually impaired people, was held at the Temple Trees this morning (15th September) under the patronage of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to coincide with the International White Cane Safety Day celebrations.
As the usual yearly White Cane Walk and celebrations were cancelled due to Covid this year, the Visually Impaired Rehabilitation Trust Fund has organized an island wide short story and poetry composition competition of visually impaired authors. The book "Kadathurawa" containing selected finest of such creations was presented to the Prime Minister by Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle, Minister of State for Health, Epidemiology and Epidemiology.
The Prime Minis MORE >>

Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s Message on Vijayadashami Day 2021

All Sri Lankans are living with religious harmony in the country. The Covid-19 pandemic, a global menace, has caused great fear among our people. This menace can be overcome with spiritual strength and proper health practices.
The Navratri celebration period is a time of great joy for the Hindu community. It is with great pleasure that I extend my warmest greetings for the Vijayadashami Day to all my dear Sri Lankan Hindu devotees.
We should pray in the belief that divine power will support us to overcome this difficult period. I request humbly everyone to celebrate Vijayadashami Day, the last day of Navaratri, with devotion following health guiidlines.
A special feature of the festival is that it is celebrated with gre MORE >>

කොවිඩ්-19 වැළඳී නිවසේ ප්‍රතිකාර ලබන රජයේ සේවකයන්ටත් අග්‍රහාර රක්ෂණ වන්දි දෙන්න - අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා

කොවිඩ්-19 වසංගතයෙන් රෝගාතුරව නිවසේ ප්‍රතිකාර ලබන රාජ්‍ය සේවකයන්ටත් අග්‍රහාර රක්ෂණ අරමුදලෙන් වන්දි ලබා දීමේ ක්‍රමවේදයක් සකස් කරන්නැයි අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ඊයේ(13) පස්වරුවේ අදාළ නිලධාරීන්ට උපදෙස් දුන්නේය.
ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ වෘත්තිය සමිති සහ ඒකාබද්ධ වෘත්තිය සමි MORE >>

India’s Chief of the Army Staff Calls on the Prime Minister

The Chief of the Army Staff of India Gen. Manoj Mukund Naravane called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this morning.
“Between the two armed forces, we have an excellent relationship,” Gen. Naravane told Prime Minister Rajapaksa, further noting that this positive interaction will also help cement the bilateral relations between the two countries at all levels, including people-to-people connections.
The Prime Minister expressed his appreciation for the assistance provided by the Indian Armed Forces to Sri Lanka throughout the years, especially in the area of training.
During the current visit to Sri Lanka, Gen. Naravane will be presenting driving and firing simulators to the School of Sri Lanka MORE >>

Prime Minister & Mrs Shiranthi Rajapaksa Celebrate Navarathri Festival at the Temple Trees

The Navarathri celebration Festival was held under the patronage of Hon. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees last night (12th October). Dr. Subramanian Swamy, a member of Rajya Sabha (Council of States) of the Parliament of India was also present at the celebrations.
Ramachandra Kurukkal Babu Sharma-Co-ordinator (Hindu Religious Affairs) to the Prime Minister, Chief Priest of the Mayurapathy Sri Bathrakali Amman Kovil - Thuraisami Udayaragawa Kurukal and hindu priest Aruna Prashanthan Sharma performed rituals at the ceremony.
As the Minister of Buddhasasana, Religious & Cultural Affairs, the Prime Minister had arranged to hold the Navarathri Festival at Temple Trees this year as well as last year.
Navaratri MORE >>

Prime Minister resolves salary anomalies ending teacher-principal trade union actions

This afternoon (12th October) at the Temple Trees addressing the representatives of the teachers’ and principals’ trade unions, the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa agreed to increase the salaries in three installments in two budget stages as a resolution to eliminate their salary anomalies, successfully ending 93-day trade union actions. Accordingly, first installment of the increment shall be allowed in the 2022 budget and remaining two installments shall be incorporated in the 2023 budget starting from January that year.
The Prime Minister emphasized that as continuing the education of children without any hindrance is at the top of priorities of the nation, government is very sensitive of the educators concerns and, MORE >>

Prime Minister Launches “MEPA” Academy and “Sayura Rakina Rella” (a volunteer coastal cleanup program).

Marine Environmental Protection Authority’s (MEPA) Academy and a volunteer coastal cleanup program (“Sayura Rakina Rella”) were Launched under the patronage of the subject minister / Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today (11th October) at the Temple Trees in an event organized by the Marine Environment Protection Authority.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on MEPA – training institute aiming to educate young people on maritime employment opportunities - was exchanged with Ocean University and the University of Peradeniya and the Prime minister unveiled its official logo.
A special commemorative 25 LKR stamp, a first day cover designed for the International Beach Cleanup Day and a CD containing the composit MORE >>