Special programs to introduce:
Productivity concept to every household
The National Productivity Secretariat (NPS) hopes to conduct special
programs within this year to introduce the productivity concept to every
household, said NPS Director Thilaka Jayasundara.
She was addressing the National Productivity Awards Ceremony
organized by NSP held at the BMICH last Wednesday. These programs are
conducted under the theme "Sapala Diviyakata Niyatha Athvela" (Assured
Assistance for a Fruitful Life). She said that the whole country has
embraced the productivity promotion program within the past seven years.
"The guidance of political leadership helped immensely to approach
this status. Today there is a high contribution from State and private
institutions and schools towards this task.
These institutions can realize their progress by comparing their
position today with other institutions in the country. The best and
accurate path to become the Miracle of Asia is to follow productivity
concepts" she said.
Labour Relations and Productivity Promotion Ministry Secretary
Mahinda Madihahewa said Productivity concepts would be the only solution
for approaching world climatic and environmental changes as well as food
"Each individual should integrate productivity concepts into their
lives. Productivity means doing something today better than yesterday,
and doing it tomorrow better than today. For that creative and
innovative decisions should be taken. Productivity is an absolute mean
to drive the country towards prosperity after three decades of
destructive war. Understanding the importance of this concept, the
President has appointed a Special Task Force and has established a
separate ministry to work in this regard" he said.
He said that the aim of organizing productivity awards ceremonies is
to promote productivity theories and methods. By recommending exemplary
institutions the other institutions can follow them, he said. A Green
Productivity program has also initiated by the Ministry with the
collaboration of Agriculture Ministry.
He noted that the service productivity in Sri Lanka is in a good
level where as labour productivity is low. He suggested that labour
productivity should be raised with the help of all citizens in the