Author Archive for Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Priority was safety of life, not employment profile; President addresses ILO Global Summit

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Despite the repatriation of Sri Lankan workers from abroad in the wake of COVID-19 spread made a considerable change to our overall employment profile, Sri Lanka’s aim was to secure the lives of our workforce, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said. Sri Lanka has a considerable workforce that is employed outside the country. Even during […]

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President says agriculture will be country’s priority

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that agriculture will be country’s priority after resolving number of persisting issues and shortcomings affecting it. Issues such as shortage of water supply and fertilizer for agriculture are being addressed by the government, he said. Failure to make payments due to suppliers on time has resulted in delay in […]

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President directs CBSL to provide relief for The Finance, ETI depositors

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) to examine and immediately provide relief to depositors of the collapsed financial institutions The Finance and ETI. The President has said that the proceedings should be monitored through a committee set up representing the Presidential Secretariat, the Central Bank, the Treasury, […]

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President sets one year deadline for Lanka Salt to earn profit.

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has given one year’s time to Lanka Salt Limited which runs at a loss since 2018 to earn profit, the President’s Media Division said. The profit earned by the Lanka Salt Limited in 2016 stood at Rs. 70 million. In 2017 it declined to Rs. 32 million. The organization made […]

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Imports restricted: Now commence production – President tells industrialists.

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Opportunity is now open to commence productions in many sectors with the limiting of imports of several non-essential items, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said. As pledged in “Saubhagyaye Dekma” policy statement the way has been paved for a people-centric production economy. The current challenge before the industrialists is to win the domestic and […]

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CBSL takes action following meeting with President

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

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Do not shirk responsibility of rebuilding the economy – President tells CB chiefs

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today slammed Sri Lanka’s Central Bank officials over their failure to put forward even ‘a single proposal’ to rebuild the economy amidst the prevailing global crisis, despite the fact that many tools have been introduced by the Central Banks in countries around the world. We cannot let the health crisis […]

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Never requested any bank to grant loans to kith and kin: President.

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said yesterday that he had never requested any bank to grant loans to his kith and kin, acquaintances or supporters. The President made this remark during a progress review meeting of the Bank of Ceylon held at the Presidential Secretariat. At the meeting, he said the State […]

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Address by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa from the Presidential Secretariat at the virtual ‘High – Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID – 19 and beyond’ organized by the Prime Ministers of Canada, Jamaica and the UN Secretary General on May 28 th , 2020.

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

President’s Media Division Excellencies, I thank the Prime Ministers of Canada and Jamaica and the Secretary General of the United Nations for convening this meeting. Global trade, tourism, investments and employment have come to a standstill. The pandemic has suddenly disrupted once sustainable businesses and economies, to unsustainable state of affairs. Countries which have been […]

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PRESIDENT GOTABAYA RAJAPAKSA TO SPEAK AT THE UN HIGH LEVEL EVENT ON FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT IN THE ERA OF COVID 19 AND BEYOND, 28TH MAY 2020

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

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Need to work with relentless courage to eradicate the coronavirus (Video))

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa emphasized the need to work with relentless courage to eradicate the coronavirus while keeping people’s lives and economy active. The President pointed out that the economic activity in the country has resumed and that we don’t need a famine to follow the Covid-19 pandemic. The President made these comments while […]

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Lankan President confident economy can be re-built on a solid basis

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Orders formulation of detailed plans for every sector including tourism. Colombo, May 7 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is optimistic that the economy adversely affected by the COVID – 19 pandemic, could be re-built on a solid basis, a Presidential press statement said on Thursday. The Presidential Task Force in charge of […]

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COVID-19 outbreak a good economic opportunity – President

Monday, April 20th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The COVID-19 outbreak is a good economic opportunity for the country, says President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. He mentioned this at a special discussion held with Chief Advisor to the President Lalith Weeratunga this evening (20), on the effects of COVID-19 outbreak in the country. With the halt of the industries that generate foreign exchange, […]

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Economy should be revived prioritizing agro sector – President

Monday, April 20th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is considering the idea of creating a new mechanism to purchase, store and distribute agro products by combining all districts in the country, stated President’s Media Division. Making observations during a meeting with the District Secretaries held at the Presidential Secretariat today (20), the President emphasized that government agents should […]

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President addresses the nation

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is currently addressing the nation on the matter of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka. Watch President’s complete speech live on TV Derana or Ada Derana 24×7. ජනාධිපති ජාතිය අමතා කරන විශේෂ ප්‍රකාශය▸President Gotabaya Rajapaksa addresses the nation▸ஜனாதிபதியின் நாட்டு மக்களுக்கான விசேட உரை

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Do justice to both fishermen and consumers – President

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed officials to take measures to create an environment for the consumers to purchase fish at reasonable prices while safeguarding the fisheries industry. President issued this directive during a meeting convened to discuss matters related to multi-day fishing boat owners held at the Presidential Secretariat today (26), stated President’s Media […]

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The speech delivered by HE, the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the National Law Conference 2020

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Gotabaya Rajapaksa ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ Independence of the judiciary is the cornerstone of rule of law, and without independence of the judiciary, the rule of law will inevitably fail. https://youtu.be/q83QrmkRZL8

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අධ්‍යාපනය ලද පාසලෙන් ජනපතිට උපහාර..

Friday, February 7th, 2020

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Arrest should be carried out only if absolutely necessary, Prez.Gotabaya tells Lankan police

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Arrests result in serious loss of liberty and reputation Colombo, January 14 (newsin.asia): Arrests result in serious deprivation of liberty of citizens and has other significant implications, such as loss of reputation and standing in the society, the Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapasa told the Acting Inspector General of Police Senior DIG C. […]

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa wants constitution amended

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

Courtesy The Island * Vows to defend unitary status* Wants to restore dignity of parliament* Continuing social, economic and political crisis pointed out* National security occupies foremost place* Corporate sector urged to pass on to consumers part of tax  concessions* Short and long term solutions to generate power, espeically renewables President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday said […]

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Govt. steps into New Year with utmost commitment to ensure prosperity – President

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

Courtesy Ada Derana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in his message to remark the dawn of 2020, says New Year dawns at a time when the entire Sri Lankan nation is beaming with hopes for a new era in economic, political, social, cultural and technological spheres of life. The new government welcomes the New Year with determination […]

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Will drop 19A if we get 2/3 majority, President tells foreign media

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he will revoke the 19th Amendment to the Constitution if he receives a two-thirds parliamentary majority on it. The President mentioned this in an interview done with the ‘The Hindu’ during his official tour of India, his first trip as the President. When asked if he planned to move […]

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Will be frank with New Delhi to avoid misunderstandings: Gotabaya

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Promising to be frank” and upfront” to avoid the misunderstandings of the past between New Delhi and Colombo, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says India and other countries in the region must invest more in Sri Lanka if they want to provide an alternative to Chinese investment. He also suggested closer […]

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“Don’t Want To Get Between Superpowers”: Sri Lanka President On India, China

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Courtesy NDTV Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is considered pro-China, said he wanted Sri Lanka to be a “neutral country” and work with all the countries. Gotabaya Rajapaksa said he wanted to work very closely with both India and China. COLOMBO: Sri Lanka will work with India and it won’t do anything that will harm its interests, newly […]

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‘Why Allow Only China To Invest In Sri Lanka And Then Grumble?’

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Courtesy  Strategic News International Ours is a small country and needs foreign investment to shore up its economy, says Sri Lankan Present Gotabaya Rajapaksa. In his first interview after taking charge, he told Nitin A. Gokhale, Editor-in-Chief of BharatShakti.in and SNI, that the island nation’s involvement with China is commercial. He has a message and […]

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It was a mistake to lease Hambantota port for 99 years – President Gotabhaya

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Courtesy Hiru News President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says that the previous government has made a mistake by giving the Hambantota port which is strategically and economically very close to many major shipping lanes on a 99-year lease.  President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa made this statement during an interview with the Indian news service SNI, which was the first […]

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හම්බන්තොට වරාය වසර 99කට බදු දීම වැරැද්දක් – ගිවිසුම යළි ඇගයිය යුතුයි – ජනපති ගෝඨාභය කියයි

Monday, November 25th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් ප්‍රධාන නෞකා මාර්ග රැසක් ආසන්නයේ පිහිටි ක්‍රමෝපාය අතින් මෙන්ම ආර්ථික වශයෙන් අතිශය වැදගත් හම්බන්තොට වරාය 99 වසර බද්දට චීනයට ලබාදීම පසුගිය රජය සිදුකර ඇති වැරැද්දක් බව ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ පවසනවා. ජනාධිපති ධුරයට පත්වීමෙන් අනතුරුව විදෙස් මාධ්‍යයකට ලබාදුන් ප්‍රථම සාකච්ඡාව ලෙස ඉන්දීය එස්.එන්.අයි. ප්‍රවෘත්ති සේවය සමඟ සම්මුඛ සාකච්ඡාවකට සහභාගි වෙමින් ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය […]

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Selection committee to appoint heads of Government institutions President advises his cabinet not to fill vacancies only with their electoral candidates

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Courtesy Hiru News President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that a general election will be held at the first opportunity granted by the constitution.<br /><br />He was addressing his first Cabinet that was sworn in before him at his office this morning. The swearing in of the 16 member cabinet of the caretaker government was held this […]

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360 with Gotabhaya Rajapaksha ( 11 – 11 – 2019 )

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

TV Derana අදහස් ටික ගානට ගලපලා කතා කරනවා … සාම්ප්‍රදායික දේශපාලයෙකුට වඩා කතාව වෙනස්…..ආසයි අහන් ඉන්න

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Character assassination of me will continue over the next two days: Don’t be deceived by it-Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

By Buddhika Samaraweera Courtesy Ceylon Today Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday (13) said his vision is to give priority to national security.  “We had a good security plan. But, this Cabinet of Ministers didn’t bother about national security and made plans to send war heroes to international Courts. He was […]

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