(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – “Whatever the difficulties we have confronted our policy of “people first” cannot be compromised as human development is the only asset, we value most,” President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on said Thursday (28) calling for unconditional support from bilateral and multilateral official lenders for developing countries."“People First” policy cannot be compromised regardless of difficulties faced – President"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Foreign Relations, Skills Development, Employment and Labour Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardena has reassured that the repatriation of migrant workers from the Middle East as well as other regions will continue, in a manner sensitive to the vulnerability of these communities, particularly those who have lost legal status and/or employment in their host countries."Foreign Minister reassures continued repatriation of migrant workers"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Administrators of the Itukama COVID-19 Healthcare and Security Fund has decided to give Rs. 100 million from the fund for PCR testing conducted to identify coronavirus infected persons."Rs. 100 million from Itukama COVID-19 fund for PCR testing"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The newly appointed Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay Friday called on Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat and discussed ways to further expand and strengthen the relations between the two countries."India to accelerate participation in Sri Lanka’s post COVID economic recovery"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Task Force Committee entrusted with COVID–19 control has proposed to the President to reopen Sri Lanka’s airports for foreign tourists from 1st August as the country is gradually returning to normalcy, President’s Media Division said."Re-opening Sri Lanka’s airports for tourists from 1st August proposed"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The government is considering to formulate a new mechanism to repatriate Sri Lankans who are stranded or faced with various difficulties in the wake of COVID–19 pandemic, the President’s Media Division said today."New mechanism to repatriate Overseas Sri Lankans affected by COVID-19"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –A consignment of drugs procured from several States and moved close to the shoreline in Ramanathapuram district, for smuggling to Sri Lanka by boat, has been intercepted by the Indian police on Thursday."Large-scale drug racket operated through Sri Lanka busted in India"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – India today has assured Sri Lanka all possible support to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 pandemic and accelerate Indian-funded development projects."India assures Sri Lanka all possible support to mitigate effects of COVID-19 pandemic"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said that a Presidential Task Force will be appointed under the Defense Secretary to conduct a comprehensive survey of archaeological sites in the East and to take measures to preserve them, President’s Media Division said."Presidential Task Force to protect archaeological sites"