President advises Ministry Secretaries to continue with development work

17 February 2018 - 122   - 0


President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the Secretaries to the Ministries to continue to carry out the programmes implemented under the purview of the Ministries and at institutional level , without leaving any room to have shortfalls or hindrance on any development project of the country.

According to the Presidentś media division the President has given these instructions during a meeting with the Ministry Secretaries held today (Feb 16), at the Presidential Secretariat.

Expressing his views regarding the information he received that certain Ministries are not functioning properly during this post-election period, he said that the policy of the Government regarding the development process of the country will not change under any circumstances.   

President Sirisena pointed out the need for solving issues arising an at institutional level when implementing that process and further advised to continue development projects while reviewing the progress of those projects.

The President instructed the Ministry Secretaries to inform the relevant Ministers to arrange meetings within this month, as already, the appropriate timetables to hold District Development Committee meetings and Regional Development Committee meetings have been sent. 

The President also said that he expects to visit every Ministry in the future to look into the programmes carried out at the ministerial level.

Ministry Secretaries including the Secretary to the President Austin Fernando participated in this meeting.

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