Last update:Mon, 15 Feb 2021

President of Sri Lanka: We will not let extremist violence to raise its head again

PrezSLExactly a year ago, on April 21st, 2019 a group of extremists bent on a macabre agenda unleashed a sequence of terror targeting Catholic churches and tourist hotels.

I deeply empathize with the families of all those who lost their lives and sustained grave injuries, the Catholic community and entire Sri Lankan citizenry who were terrorized by these horrifying massacres.

Remittance of Funds to Sri Lankans Abroad to Pursue Studies and on Short Term Visits, to Meet Their Expenses

CentralBankofSriLankaThe Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) is aware that some Sri Lankans who have gone abroad, for short visits for leisure and holidays, meet relatives and friends, pilgrimage, business purposes, training, seminars and conferences, medical treatments, sports, recreational and cultural activities, etc., and on student or equivalent visas, are stranded abroad amidst the prevailing global pandemic situation and that their families in Sri Lanka are keen to send money to meet living expenses/up keep of such persons in overseas. In this regard, CBSL wishes to make the following clarifications.

COVID- 19 crisis spells a new Sri Lanka

PrezSLIn the Global Response to Infectious Diseases index, Sri Lanka and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa have been ranked ninth position. This is an index designed to rank the efficiency and effectiveness of the leadership of the country and the preparedness of its health system to combat COVID-19.

Amidst COVID-19 President envisions a robust new economy

PrezSL• Returning to normalcy without compromising safety
• Ministries entrusted to create a new economic vision
• Recommencing stalled development projects

Meeting with the secretaries to ministries yesterday (15) at the Presidential Secretariat, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa discussed rebuilding the economy in the face of the current challenges.