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The ‘Public Servants’ Day’ of the National Food Production week launched under the guidance of President Maithripala Sirisena with the aim of taking forward the national food production programme, by overcoming the challenges of the climate changes, with a new strength continuously in a sustainable manner to revive the agricultural sector of the country, will be held tomorrow (11).

A media briefing was held at the Strategic Enterprise Management Agency (SEMA) in Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo, with the participation of the relevant ministry secretaries and senior officials to apprise the media in this regard.

At the media briefing, Secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs Mr. Neil de Alwis, Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration and Management Mr. J.J. Ratnasiri, Additional Secretary (Local Government & Provincial Councils) Mr. Sujan Nanayakkara explained regarding the programmes to be held in the Public Servants Day.

Several programs will be launched tomorrow (Oct. 11) in the Sabaragamuwa Province by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Public Administration and Management Ministry, Local Government and Provincial Council Ministry and all other institutions under them.

Accordingly, the national program of the Public Servants’ Day will be held tomorrow at the auditorium of the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council. The objective of the program is to ensure the direct involvement of government servants in the programs to cultivate local crops and gain the contribution of the public for the program. A home gardening program will be introduced to the government servants at this occasion.

Under this program 100,000 saplings will be planted by government servants and commence home gardening at every government institution and official government quarters, home gardening at the government servants’ houses and officers’ residencies.

In addition, a program on education of good food habits, use of local food, minimize food waste, consume toxin free food will also be held.


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