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Efficient service expected from public servants - Dr. P.B. Jayasundera

Secretary to the President, Dr. P.B. Jayasundera hoisting the national flag while Advisor to the President  Lalith Weeratunga looks on.
Secretary to the President, Dr. P.B. Jayasundera hoisting the national flag while Advisor to the President Lalith Weeratunga looks on.

Secretary to the President, Dr. P.B. Jayasundera on Wednesday said all public servants must honestly commit themselves to fulfil their respective duties in an efficient and productive manner in accordance with the ‘Rata Hadana Saubhagyaye Dekma’ of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The Secretary to the President, addressing the staff of the Presidential Secretariat before the commencement of work for the New Year, at the Presidential Secretariat said the President has placed his firm confidence in the public service in the process of building the country.

The event commenced after the Secretary to the President hoisted the national flag with the singing of the national anthem. Then, a two-minute silence was observed to commemorate War Heroes who sacrificed their lives in the conflict.

Later, all public officials took the oath pledging to work towards an efficient and productive public service.

The Secretary to the President stated that the prime objective of President Rajapaksa was to create an efficient as well as people-friendly public service and the President wished those who were in the public service would render a service worth more than their salary.

“The vision of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is that the public service should not be a burden on the public. During the past, the pledge given by public servants was limited only to a custom and as a result, the public service degenerated into a service which is not appreciated by people,” he said. The Secretary to the President pointed out the importance of all public servants fulfilling their respective duties in a manner that could eliminate the hatred among people towards the public service.

“A massive amount of money is spent on public service. ‘Rata Hadana Saubhagyaye Dekma’, the policy manifesto of the President does not consider the public service as a burden. The aim of the President is to provide more benefits for the public through an efficient public service,” Dr. Jayasundera said. The Secretary to the President stressed the necessity of a new approach in the public service to build a democratic institutional system based on equality to create a people-centric country.

Advisor to the President Lalith Weeratunga and the staff of the Presidential Secretariat participated on this occasion.


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