President requests public not to invite him for any private functions
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa urges the public not to invite him for any private functions, prize givings, weddings and other events.
As President has prioritised to allocate his time for his official work.
In a statement, the Presidential Media Division said the President was keen to expedite development projects for the betterment of the people and to resolve issues faced by them on the grassroots level.
“As such please refrain from inviting the President for functions such as prize-givings, weddings and other parties since the President is not expecting to take part in these functions other than spending time in fulfilling national responsibilities,” the statement said.
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That’s a good idea.
No good saying ‘I do not have the time’ or ‘I cannot spare the time’.
That shows poor time management.
In the current digital world, it is no good saying ‘I am busy’.
That means you are a poor time manager.
Also, people think it looks good when you say ‘ I am working 24 X 7’.
All that is not appreciated in the digital world.
No, Gamini, in the point of time management, even though it is not smart, it is good to keep supporters somewhat away from the president.
So I feel I would appreciate this decision. The presidency is not at all a ceremonial position such as a governors of provincial councils.
In countries like ours, in fact, president or minister has to involve in every single work, is not always bureaucratic failure takes place.