Vietnam Ambassador bids farewell

The Vietnam Ambassador Thi Thanh Truc paid a farewell call on Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Temple Trees in Colombo on Thursday (June 6).

The Prime Minister thanked her for the contribution made to strengthen bilateral relations during her tenure and wished her well in her future endeavours.

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Maldives and Sri Lanka to enter into new treaties to increase economic cooperation

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives, Moosa Zameer called on Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Temple Trees in Colombo today (June 6).

During the meeting, they exchanged views on strengthening existing areas, and exploring new avenues of cooperation, particularly on trade, investment, education and culture.

Minister Zameer said his country is very keen to expand relations with Sri Lanka and the proposed bilateral treaties and Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) would help to further strengthen economic cooperation between Maldives and Sri Lanka. It is proposed to sign a Investment Protection Treaty, Double Tax Avoidance Agreement and to facilitate remittances by Sri Lankans employed in the Maldiv MORE >>

Prime Minister discusses trade and investment growth with Mauritius

Mauritius for Sri Lanka’s entry to Small Island Developing States

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena held a discussion with Mauritius High Commissioner Haymandoyal Dillum about the expansion of trade and investment relations between the two countries. He urged to explore possibility of investments in new areas including power and energy, during a discussion held with the High Commissioner when the latter called on him at the Temple Trees today (June 5).

They discussed close collaboration in multilateral organizations such as Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), of which both are founder members and African Union in which Mauritius is a member and Sri Lanka obtained Observer Status.

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Greek Ambassador calls on Prime Minister

Ms. Aliki Koutsomitopoulou, Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic (Greece) Aliki Koutsomitopoulou called on Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Temple Trees today (June 5).

The Prime Minister and the Ambassador discussed about bilateral relations, trade and investment promotion, maritime issues and seafarer employment. Both Greece and Sri Lanka faced similar economic crisis situations and they exchanged ideas about reform methods under taken to come out of the crisis.

The Prime Minister requested Ambassador Koutsomitopoulou to explore possibility of increasing employment for seafarers in Greek ships and she has consented to discus with shipping companies. The Ambassador is concurrently accredited to Sri Lan MORE >>

Raipiyel Tennakoon Vidyalaya should not be closed... -Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said.

Government officials should have a sense to understand people’s problems...

The Prime Minister mentioned this when the Maharagama Regional Coordination Committee met today (06.05.2024) under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.

"Government officials should have the sense to understand the problems of the public. That is why you have been provided a good training. It has to be matured since then when dealing with those problems. If the same problem comes again and again, it shows lack of interest.

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The special statement made by Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena in the Parliament on 05.06.2024 congratulating Mr. Narendra Modi who became the Prime Minister of India for the third time

"Dear Deputy Speaker, I stand up today to congratulate the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Prime Minister Modi, on his victory for the third time through people’s vote and parliamentary democracy in India, where the strength of working together with all other sectors has been built over a long period of time as a friendly neighbour.

Mr. Narendra Modi has won today as the Prime Minister of India and formed the government for the third consecutive time sending a huge message to the world.

Moreover, the Prime Minister of India, the giant of parliamentary democracy, and the country that represents the largest population in the world today is of extreme significance.

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The cabinet memorandum submitted by Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena on 06.03.2024 has been approved for providing relief to the people who have been affected by the Southwest monsoon situation.

Accordingly, to submit a status report within two weeks on the damage caused due to the bad weather condition, and to immediately implement a programme to repair the damaged public infrastructure systems with the full contribution of each responsible Ministry by deploying the armed forces and the civilian supervisory force. Cabinet has also approved the recommendations to implement an immediate program.

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Prime Minister visits rain affected areas.

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena visited several areas affected due to heavy rains and floods today (June 3).

He met the people affected by the rains in areas including Avissawella and Puwakpitiya.

Parliamentarian Yadamini Gunawardena and officials accompanied the Prime Minister.

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To produce exemplary citizens, the new generation should follow the path shown by Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera... - Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena

The 82nd birthday celebration of Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera, which was organized by Kotte Naga Vihara, and in line with that the awarding of certificates go or creative Vesak greeting card design competition, which was conducted among Dhamma Schools, organized by Naga Vihara Youth Organization, under the guidance of the Prime Minister’s Office, in collaboration with the Colombo District Secretariat, was held on 30.05.2024 at the Temple Trees.

The Prime Minister at the event commented that-

"We all remember Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera as an eminent monk who has awakened our nation. For the sake of the country, for the sake of Sambuddha order, for our language and culture, we recall the exemplary path MORE >>

Commemorative stamp to mark IWMI’s 40 years of partnership with Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka Philatelic Bureau of the Postal Department issued a Commemorative Stamp and First Day Cover to mark the International Water Management Institute’s 40 years of partnership with Sri Lanka.

The first Commemorative Stamp and First Day Cover was ceremonially presented to Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardana at the IWMI Headquarters at Pelawatte, Shrijayawardenepura today (May 29).

Addressing the function, Dr Simi Kamal, Chair, IWMI Board of Governors said that IWMI has broadened its focus on irrigation management to major issues of integrated water resource management at river basin and national levels and this evolution is reflected in its programmes in Sri Lanka.

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A Democratic government or a parliament will not allow the country to be unrest by irresponsible statements... - Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena

The Presidential election will be held according to the constitution.

Any political decision will not be taken depending on crowds. We will not be panicked or reversed. Will move on...

The Prime Minister made these comments while attending the opening of the Martin Wickramasinghe Hall of Life section at the National Library and Documentation Services Board today (29.05.2024).

The Prime Minister at the event commented that -

"Today is a special day, our great author Martin Wickramasinghe made a renaissance to the pride of our country’s literature as well as to language and social science. At the time of handing over the literary works in the collection of Martin Wickramasinghe to  MORE >>

A new concept for creating entrepreneurs who can make new efforts... - Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena

Boosting the rural economy is a primary objective of the government...

Another phase of the program for the distribution of incubators aimed at strengthening the rural economy and uplifting small-scale poultry farm owners was held on 28.05.2024 at Kolonnawa Divisional Secretariat under the patronage of Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.

Through an incubator, which is provided under the assistance of the Chinese government, direct income sources will be opened for five families and many families in the villages related to those families will get its indirect benefits. The objective of this program is to improve income generation, improve nutrition of families, improve general egg production in the country, and  MORE >>

Business opportunities with credit facilities for five hundred thousand new female entrepreneurs in the Divisional Secretariat Divisions...

Measures to increase the total egg production of the country by increasing the poultry farming industry at the rural level...

5000 people in Seethawaka area benefited from the program for distribution of incubators...

Another phase of the program for the distribution of incubators aimed at strengthening the rural economy and uplifting the small-scale poultry farm owners was held today (28.05.2024) at Seethawaka Pradeshiya Sabha under the patronage of Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.

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The greatest gift we can give to the world is Theravada Buddhism...

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena visited the ’Sambuddhathva Jayanti Mandiraya’, Tummulla, Colombo, where a wealth of books, including the Pali Cannon, are kept for the said purpose.

This building is built on a land given by Hon Dinesh Gunawardena through the Urban Development Authority when he was serving as the Minister of Urban Development and Sacred Area Development in 2010.

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