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Hon. Governor Dr. Hemakumara Nanayakkara visits Ven. Mahanayaka of the Malwathu chapter and the Ven. Mahanayaka of Asgiriya chapter (4)
Hon. Governor Dr. Hemakumara Nanayakkara visits Ven. Mahanayaka of the Malwathu chapter and the Ven. Mahanayaka of Asgiriya chapter

Hon. Governor Dr. Hemakumara Nanayakkara visits Mahanayaka of the Malwathu chapter Ven. Tibbatuwawe Sri Siddhartha thero and the Mahanayaka of Asgiriya chapter Ven Galagama Sri Aththadassi thero on 19th June 2015 to get blessings.

 

Southern Provincial "Ranaviru Samaruma 2015 " (5)
Southern Provincial

Southern Provincial “Ranaviru Samaruma-2015” was took place at the War heros memorial Statue premises in the heart of Galle on 29th June 2015.

Hon. Governor Dr. hemakumara Nanayakkara was the chief guest of this occasion, and as the First person of the Southern Province, delivered the Ranaviru memorial speech to the gathering, reminding us the priceless service rendered by war heroes.

Hon. Chairperson of the Ranaviru Sewa Authority, Mrs. Anoma Fonseka, Hon. Chief Minister of the Southern province Hon. Shan Wijayalal De Silva and many other guests of honors were presented on this Special occasion.

 

The Second Policy Statement of the seventh Southern Provincial Council (5)
The Second Policy Statement of the seventh Southern Provincial Council

The second policy statement of the seventh provincial council of the Southern Province had taken place on the 30th of June 2015 at the Southern Provincial Council in Galle.

 Hon. Governor of the Southern Province, Dr. Hemakumara Nanayakkara delivered the policy statement at the Council.

 Special Police salutation was done in honor of the Hon. Governor Dr. Hemakumara Nanayakkara, at the opening.

 

Governors Initiative ; Seminar & Field visit on Organic Agriculture in Jaffna Peninsula (5)
Governors Initiative ; Seminar & Field visit on Organic Agriculture in Jaffna Peninsula

A seminar and a field visit on Organic Agriculture was taken place in Jaffna area on 2nd and 3rd July 2015, Under the guidance of “Governors Initiative Programme” which is conceptualized by Hon. Dr. Hemakumara Nanayakkara, Governor-Southern Province.

This Special Organic Agriculture Programme was conducted by the Hon. Governor of Northern Province, Hon. H.M.G.S. Palihakkara, together with the Northern Provincial Agriculture Ministry to promote Organic Agriculture in the North and also to exchange their experiences in this field with the southerners.

Well interested in Organic Agriculture, Hon. K.C. Logeswaran, Governor of the Western Province also participated in this Programme.

 

Delegation Visit ; Mr. Lin Musheng, Senior advisor to the Guangdong Provincial Government, Republic of China (6)
Delegation Visit ; Mr. Lin Musheng, Senior advisor to the Guangdong Provincial Government, Republic of China

Representing the Southern part of the Republic of China, Mr. Lin Musheng, senior advisor to the Guangdong provincial Government, visited Hon. Dr. Hemakumara Nanayakkara on 13th of July 2015 at the Governor’s residence in Galle with his delegation.

The discussion with the both parties covered the areas such as the ancient relationship between two countries, cultural, trade and commercial backgrounds and ongoing development programmes by Republic of China and also the ups and downs of the development programmes done with the partnership with two countries through the recent years.

 

Delegation Visit: Mr. Wang Yao, Board Chairman of the Jingdezhen Ceramic Incorporated Company (4)
Delegation Visit: Mr. Wang Yao, Board Chairman of the Jingdezhen Ceramic Incorporated Company

Mr. Wang Yao, Board Chairman of the Jingdezhen Ceramic Incorporated Company which is a well-known ceramic inductor in Jingdezhen, Republic of China, visited Hon Governor of Southern province, Dr. Hemkumara Nanayakkara on 21st July 2015 at the Governor’s residence in Galle.

In the friendly discussion, Hon Governor pointed out the importance of a Knowledge exchanging programme between two provinces to rehabilitate Sri Lankan ceramic industry like in the ancient times. 

 

 

Opening of the “Dakshina Krushi Navodaya-2015” (7)
Opening of the “Dakshina Krushi Navodaya-2015”

Hon Governor Dr. Hemakumara Nanayakkara marked the opening of the “Dakshina Krushi Navodaya-2015”, the Agricultural & Educational erxhibition on the 29th of July 2015 as the chief Guest.

During his opening speech, Hon.Governor as a Doctorate holder on Organic Agriculture and also as an Organic Farmer, described the importance of Organic Agriculture and the importance of having organically cultivated food.

Southern Provincial Agriculture Minister and the leader of this whole Exhibition process Hon. U.G.D. Ariyathilaka and other provincial officials were also presented in this occasion.

 

Appointing graduates as teachers in Southern Provincial Schools - Phase I /2015 (6)
Appointing graduates as teachers in Southern Provincial Schools - Phase I /2015

Invitation by Southern Provincial Minister of Education Hon. Chandima Rasaputhra, Hon. Governor Dr. Hemakumara Nanayakkara awarded Appointment letters to the newly appointed teachers, at the award ceremony which was held at the Southern Province Governors’ Secretariat Auditorium on 9th September 2015. 

In this phase I Process, 318 Graduates were appointed as teachers in several provincial areas which are marked as rural educational zones such as Elpitiya, Udugama, Morawaka, Hambantota, Walasmulla and Tangalle.

 

Bishop Rev. Asiri P. Perera paid a courtesy call on Hon. Governor,Southern Province (4)
Bishop Rev. Asiri P. Perera paid a courtesy call on Hon. Governor,Southern Province

Chairmen of the Sri Lankan Methodist Church, Bishop Rev. Asiri P. Perera paid a courtesy call on Hon. Governor,Southern Province Dr. Hemakumara Nanayakkara, on 15th September 2015 at Governors Official Residence.

The purpose of this visit was to wish & bless Hon. Governor for appointment as the Governor of Southern Province.

 

Hon Sumanasiri Liyanage took oath in front of Hon. Governor of Southern Province, as a member of Southern Provincial council (5)
Hon Sumanasiri Liyanage took oath in front of Hon. Governor of Southern Province, as a member of Southern Provincial council

Member of United National Party Hon Sumanasiri Liyanage took oath in front of Hon. Governor of Southern Province, Dr.Hemakumara Nanayakkara, as a member of Southern Provincial council. 

Hon. Sumanasiri Liyanage was offered a seat at the Southern Provincial Council Opposition Party following the post vacated by  Hon.Bandula Lal bandarigoda and Hon. Wijepala Hettiarachchi’s selection as MP’s of United National Party, during Parliamentary Election 2015

 

Hon Sanjeewa Karunathilake took oath in front of Hon. Governor of Southern Province, as a member of Southern Provincial council (4)
Hon Sanjeewa Karunathilake took oath in front of Hon. Governor of Southern Province, as a member of Southern Provincial council

Member of United National Party Hon Sanjeewa Karunathilake took oath in front of Hon. Governor of Southern Province, Dr.Hemakumara Nanayakkara, as a member of Southern Provincial council.

Hon. Sanjeewa Karunathilake was offered a seat at the Southern Provincial Council Opposition Party following the post vacated by  Hon.Bandula Lal bandarigoda and Hon. Wijepala Hettiarachchi’s selection as MP’s of United National Party, during Parliamentary Election 2015

 

“Mathin Thora Ratak – A Country free of Drugs & Alcohol“ Programme (9)
“Mathin Thora Ratak – A Country free of Drugs & Alcohol“ Programme

Chaired by HE the President Maithreepala Sirisena , “Mathin Thora Ratak – A Country free of Drugs & Alcohol“ Programme has been taken place at Town Hall, Galle on 18th September 2015.

 

This National programme was held for the second time under the supervision of the National drugs & alcohol prevention task force , which was conceptualized by HE the President.

Dr. Hemakumara Nanayakkara, Hon Governor, Southern Province also participated at this event along with other Southern Provincial council Officials.

The President was invited to have lunch, by the Hon. Governor of Southern Province at his Official residence, following the event.

 

 

The 19th Inter-Islands Tourism Policy Forum – 2015 (16)
The 19th Inter-Islands Tourism Policy Forum – 2015

The 19th Inter-Islands Tourism Policy forum was held on October 5th -8th 2015, at ICC JEJU & Kensingto Hotel, Jeju, Korea, with the participation of representatives from 9 member Islands.

Representing Southern Province, Sri Lanka, the highly reputed tourists attraction in the country, Hon Governor, Southern Province, Dr. Hemakumara Nanayakkara, Hon. Shan Wijayalal De Silva (Chief Minister), Mr. Lal Samarasekara (Governors Secretary), Mr. Sunil Dahanayake (Deputy Chief Secretary-Finance Management), Mr. Saman Pandikorala (Secretary to the Chief Minister), and Mr. Nimal Chandra Ranasinghe (Co coordinating secretary to the Governor) were participated at this event.

The ITOP flag, The Symbol of the ITOP Presidency of the hosting country, was handed over to Hon. Dr. Hemakumara Nanayakkara, Governor-Southern Province in order to indicate the hosting country for ITOP forum in 2016.

 

Launching of Galle Season 2015, Official Web site www.galleseason.lk on 21st Oct 2015 (2)
Launching of Galle Season 2015, Official Web site www.galleseason.lk on 21st Oct 2015

Conceptualized by Hon Governor - Southern Province, Dr. Hemakumara Nanayakkara,”Galle Season 2015”, the magnificent Agricultural, Educational & Trade Exhibition, Which is will be held from 27th to 31st December 2015 in a grand scale at the historic city of Galle.

Galle Season website was created with efforts of the officials at the Ministry of Agriculture-Southern Province, for the convenience of making the general public aware of this magnificent event.

Hon Governor-Southern Province, Dr.Hemakumara Nanayakkara, Provincial Education Minister Hon Chandima Rasaputhra and Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. Sumith Alahakoon, Officially launched the web site during the function held on 21th October 2015, at the Governor’s Secretariat-Southern Province Auditorium with the participation of Provincial Government Officials & Tourist Hotel owners.

 

Hon Governor Dr.Hemakumara Nanayakkara’s Diplomatic Visit to Thailand with HE the president Maithreepala Sirisena. (16)
Hon Governor Dr.Hemakumara Nanayakkara’s Diplomatic Visit to Thailand with HE the president Maithreepala Sirisena.

Invitation by His Excellency the President Maithreepala Sirisena, Hon Governor Southern Province Dr. Hemakuamara Nanayakkara Accompanied HE in the Diplomatic visit to Thailand on 1st to 4th November 2015 which was organized in celebration of 60 years of Diplomatic relations between two countries.

During the visit, with HE the President, Hon Governor was participated in several events such as, Meeting Sri Lankan community in Thailand, Inaugurating the exposition of sarvagna dhathu from Mahiyangana Raja Maha Vihara in Buddhamanthan Temple in Thailand, Dinner party hosted by Thailand Prime Minister Mr. Prayut Chan-o-Cha and the Food & Handicrafts Exhibition held along with it, Thailand-Sri Lanka Business Forum in Bangkok, Ceremony of placing a Samadhi Buddha statue brought from Sri Lanka in the Thamlan Temple in Ayuthya under the patronage of HE Maithreepala Sirisena and the meeting of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn at the Sra-Pathum palace in Bangkok.

 

Visit of Chinese delegation headed by vice Governor of Guangdong Province on 9th November 2015. (6)
Visit of Chinese delegation headed by vice Governor of Guangdong Province on 9th November 2015.

Vice Governor of Guangdong Province Mme Zhao Yufang and several officials of Guangdong Provincial Government paid a courtesy visit on Southern Province Governor Dr. Hemakumara Nanayakkara on 9th of November 2015 at the Governor’s Residence in Galle.

Both leaders pointed out how the diplomatic relations between two countries were strengthened during past decades, And suggested on continuing & strengthening them in future.

 

Courtesy visit of Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka, on Hon Southern Province Governor (4)
Courtesy visit of Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka, on Hon Southern Province  Governor

Ambassador of Japan in sri Lanka, He Mr. Kenichi Suganuma and Mrs.Suganuma paid a courtesy visit on Southern Province Hon Governor Dr. Hemakumara Nanayakkara on 23rd of November 2015 at the Governor's residence in Galle.

His Excellency and Hon Governor had a great discussion regarding the long standing diplomatic relationship and about the political, cultural and trade connections between the two countries.

 

Official ceremony of Handing over sponsorships for "Galle Season 2015" (18)
Official ceremony of Handing over sponsorships for

The event of Handing over sponsors’ contribution cheques to the ”Galle Season 2015” has been held on 26th November 2015, at the Governors secretariat Auditorium.

at this Occasion Companies like, Litro Gas Lanka Limited, Fonterra Brands Lanka Pvt. Ltd, Peoples bank, Sharp Graphics, People’s Leasing & Finance PLC, Ceylon Cold Stores, David Pieris Motor Company Limited, Sri Lanka Insurance, Ceylon Agro Industries, Ceylon Biscuits Limited, National Lotteries Board, Stafford Motor Company PVT LTD, Asiri Hospitals – Matara, Future Automobiles PVT LTD, Neil Fernando & Company PVT LTD & Serendib Flour Mills PVT LTD presented their Contribution as proud sponsors of Galle Season 2015, to Hon Southern Province Governor, Dr. Hemakumara Nanayakkara.

 

Hon. Anura Bandaranayake Commemoration Ceremony - 16th of March 2016 (6)
Hon. Anura Bandaranayake Commemoration Ceremony - 16th of March 2016

Under the guidence of the Hon Governor Southern Province, Dr. hemakumara Nanayakkara, Former Speaker and a Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament, Hon Anura Bandaranayake commoration ceremny was held at Sudharmalaya Tepmle, Fort, Galle on 16th of March 2016

 

 

 

 

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