The donation of school equipment, desks and chairs required by school children of Avissawella, who were affected by the floods, was carried out at Eswatta South Kanishta Vidyalaya under the patronage of Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena and with the participation of MP Yadamini Gunawardena.

Due to the floods and landslides that occurred in last May, the people of Sitawaka were greatly affected and scool children’s books and educational equipment were also damaged.

A group including the Sithawaka Divisional Secretary participated in this event.

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A Pirith chanting for blessing the Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena on the completion of two years after assumption of office was held today (22.07.2024) at the Prime Minister’s Office.

The Maha Sangha including Ven. Watagedara Wimala Buddhi Thera, Rajakeeya Pandith, Anu Nanyaka of Dharmarakshitha chapter of Sri Lanka Amarapura Nikaya, Ven. Muruththettuwe Ananda Thera, Chief Incumbent of Narahenpita Abhayaramaya, Chief Sangha Nayaka of Western Province, Ven. Demalussaya Medhankara Thera, M.A., Panditha, Ven. Borellale Athula Thera, and Ven. Elkaduwe Nagitha Thera, Chief Incumbent of Pushparamaya, Kirulapana, chanted pirith and blessed the Prime Minister.

Members of Parliament Yadamini Gunawardena, Secretary to the Prime Minister Mr. Anura Dissanayake and officials and the staff of the Prime Minister’s Office joined this occasion.

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Even when European invaders came to this country, we were a developed nation in every way... - Prime Minister

We were the first nation to defeat the imperialists in many battles during the reigns of Mayadunne and Rajasingha ...
History cannot hide that heroism…
Sithawaka, which has not been studied so far, is a haven for researchers.

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunwardena stated this when he vested the Sithawaka Museum with the public on 21st July, 2024.

This museum has been built in a building owned by the Railway Department in Avissawella town at the cost of 5 million rupees by the Central Cultural Fund and with the labour of the Navy.

The Prime Minister who further commented;

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Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena made offerings to the procession carrying the statue of God in the chariot festival of the Sammanakodu Kataragama Temple in front of Temple Trees, Colombo today (July 19).

Minister Jeevan Thondaman, Members of Parliament M H M Fowzie and Yadamini Gunawardena, Indian High Commissioner Santosh Jha, Secretary to the Prime Minister, Anura Dissnayake and Hindu religious leaders and devotees were present at this event.

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Kohuwala flyover was vested in the public ...

The flyover constructed at the Kohuwala junction above the Horana-Colombo main road was vested in the public today (17.07.2024) by Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena as a solution to the heavy traffic congestion at the Kohuwala junction.

The Ministry of Transport and Highways, under the supervision of the Road Development Authority built this flyover by the Hungarian Betonepitto Company, and Access Engineering Company acted as its Sri Lankan representative. The construction was started on 16 August 2021, and it is 254 meters long and 9.4 meters wide. It cost 3599 million rupees.

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We have started a program to strengthen our economy through foreign exchange earning... - Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena

A pavilion for Navinna Public Stadium...

A new funeral parlour for Kottawa Crematorium...

A Multipurpose Center for Thalawathugoda...

The Prime Minister has made these comments while taking part in the occasion of initiating the constructions of a new funeral parlour for Kottawa Crematorium, a multipurpose center for Thalawathugoda and a pavilion for Navinna Public Stadium which belongs to the Maharagama Municiple council using the provisions allocated for Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena and Member of Parliament Yadamini Gunawardena, under the Decentralized Budget Program 2024 and the Western Province Development Plan, on 17.07.2024.

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UNESCO has a major role to look after millions of children and young people that are out of schools and without opportunities – Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena lamented that violent attacks have been extended on schools and universities and there are even more victims of war, natural disasters and epidemics. “As a result especially millions of children and young people are out of schools and without opportunities,” he said at the UNESCO 75th anniversary held at the BMICH on July 16.

“UNESCO was founded in the wake of a world war. Millions had perished, millions had been forced to flee from death and despair, millions had lost their homes and left everything behind in search of a better future,” he said adding that UNESCO has a major in looking after the victimized children.

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Polycrome Award Ceromony for Electricians

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena was the chief guest today ( 16.07.2024) at the Polycrome Award Ceremony for NVQ qualified electricians at the BMICH. Polycrome Electrician Institute, which falls under Polycrome Holdings Private Ltd, was the sponsor and the training facility for Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka organized programme for electricians 2023-2024, which awarded NVQ Level 3 qualification, that support them to find employment in their field. More than 1200 electricians recived certificates at the ceromony.

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Render an effective service to the country adhering to principles...

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena requested from the newly appointed government officials to render an effective service to the country.

The Prime Minister made this statement at the award ceremony held on 15.07.2024 at Temple Trees to grant appointments for 43 persons who passed the limited competitive examination for recruitment to grade III of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service and eight persons who passed the limited competitive examination for recruitment to grade III of the Sri Lanka Planning Service and who have not yet been referred for the positions.

On this occasion the Prime Minister stated that-

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The decision to add renewable energy to the local government sector has been taken without any hesitation by the Local Loans Development Fund... -Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena

Such positive new thinking is required for the development..

The Prime Minister mentioned that the Local Loans Development Fund has decided to add renewable energy to the local government sector and further he continued that such positive new thinking is required for the development. The Prime Minister expressed these opinions on 15.07.2024 at Temple Trees, at the occasion of awarding concessional loans for solar energy and development projects of Local Government Institutions implemented by the Local Loans Development Fund.

Prime Minister stated at the event that-

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Local government is the most important aspect in the public service of a country... - Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena

The Prime Minister mentioned this on 15.07.2024 at the ceremony held at the Temple Trees on the occasion of awarding permanent appointments to 1720 non-permanent, casual, substitute, contract, temporary, and relief employees in local government institutions of the Western Province.

The Prime Minister further commented that..

"Today is the day you, who were working in local government institutions, will get permanent appointments. I would like to thank the State Minister Janaka Wakkumbura, who has given great strength to the government, the Provincial Council and our ministry to make this day become a reality. He brought forward the voices of MPs, you and the State Ministry at a time when our country was facing  MORE >>

Development projects in Kilinochchi will be implemented speedily – Prime Minister

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said the government has allocation additional development funds for speedy implementation of projects. Speaking at the opening of the Business Service Centre in Kilinochchi on July 12, he urged the district leaders, government officials and other stakeholders to quickly complete the projects undertaken in the district, under the guidance of the Northern Governor.

The Prime Minister further stated;

“New allocation is made for development by the President, taking on the responsibility of allocating Provincial funds and special funds for development to every district, every province and, every AG division is to be covered.

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I commend the government employees in the North who gave priority to serving the needs of people instead of engaging in strikes... - Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena...

The Prime Minister mentioned this while attending the ceremony held at the Jaffna Library Auditorium on 12.07.2024 to award permanent appointments to the employees of the Local Government Institutions in the Northern Province.

At this occasion, books were also donated to the Jaffna library.

The Prime Minister commented at the event saying that -

"We faced an unprecedented economic and financial crisis in our lifetime. The President and I, faced the task and challenge of overcoming the financial crisis. The fact that many public representatives took the initiative to bring the political stability needed to move the country forward was a great strength in resolving this crisis.

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Prime Minister applauds the efforts of Jaffna farmers.. - Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena

Farmers are not government workers, but can we put a price to their immeasurable service

Jaffna District Coordinating Committee meeting was held today (12.07.2024) at the Jaffna Divisional Secretariat Office under the patronage of Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena. Distribution of rice and egg incubators for the low income families was also done while the Prime Minister was there.

The Prime Minister addressing the audience commented -

"This government is dedicated to improving the living conditions of the Jaffna Peninsula. In order to increase the living conditions, we have embarked on an increase in most of the expenditure needed by the departments, and also special allocations for rural and u MORE >>