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Dullas erases state officials’ FCID phobia

“Laws and regulations are meant for public welfare. Therefore, state officials should not fear to make decisions for public welfare because they will not be hauled before the FCID again as before, Education, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said.

He was addressing a meeting of the Matara District Coordinating Committee meeting held on December 6. Committee Chairman Parliamentarian Niroshan Premaratne presided.

Alahapperuma said President Gotabaya Rajapaksa came forward with a pledge to protect the environment and practically proved this policy during the presidential election campaign.

“Hereafter, there will be no possibility for anyone to damage the environment. Even if a member of the political authority caused damage to the environment, officials should have the courage to take suitable action against it. The government will always stand by state officials in such instances,” the Minister said.

He said development activities were disrupted in the district since the government and the Pradesheeya Sabhas were in opposite political camps.

“Decentralised budget funds were not allocated properly. But now public officials can take action according to legal provisions without any fear. There would not be any problems if they adhered to the tender procedure,” the Minister said.

He said that earlier provincial education ministers had no opportunity to meet the line minister of education. “But now the situation had changed. There should be proper coordination between the line minister and provincial ministers in making decisions,” he said.

He said that hereafter steps will be taken to send the certificates of students taking highest marks in the Grade 5 Scholarship to their homes since awarding certificates in public can cause unnecessary tension in the minds of those who failed.

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