President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said new ministry Secretaries must manage institutions under the ministries in an efficient and exemplary manner to promote productivity.
The President said ministry Secretaries should have a thorough knowledge of the institutions under their purview, visit the institutions and look into their activities personally.
Addressing the newly appointed Secretaries after presenting appointment letters, President Rajapaksa said ministry Secretaries cannot be confined to their seats. “A ministry Secretary is the Head of all institutions under the particular ministry and should make his/her presence felt at the progress review meeting held under the patronage of the minister,” he added.
President Rajapaksa said: “Ministry Secretaries should have a proper understanding of the grievances of the public.
“They should work closely with the respective minister and the officials to provide a better service to the public by solving their problems,” he said.
He wished the new ministry secretaries would provide their maximum service to the people and the country at large while safeguarding government policies. Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Finance Ministry Secretary P.B. Jayasundera, Cabinet Secretary Sumith Abeysinghe, Chief of Presidential Staff Gamini Senarath were also present.
Courtesy: Daily News