President Maithripala Sirisena says that Sri Lanka requires a transformational change in the government service in order to overcome the challenges faced by the country.
The President stated that planning with a new vision in order to achieve the objective of overcoming these challenges is a necessity and it should be implemented urgently. He said this during The 36th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service Association held at Nelum Pokuna Theater today (March 28).
The President insisted that the Administration Service, Planning Service and Accountants Service should take the lead in the efforts to save the nation from the current economic recession and that cannot be done by the politicians alone.
In order to to take the country forward, it is essential to increase the efficiency in public service at least up to 50%, which is currently marked as 30%, President stated.
The President further assured that the government is dedicated to uphold the dignity and the rights entitled by the employees in all sectors and said that the government would try to fulfill every possible demand of the professionals.
Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara, The Secretary to President Udaya R. Senevirathna, Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration and Disaster Management, J.J Rathnasiri, Chairman to the Association of Public Administration, Sri Lanka, Prabhath Chandrakeerthi and many others participated in this event.