Mahinda asks the State sector to get a move on

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing officials at the Finance Ministry/Handout photo

ECONOMYNEXT – Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is asking the state sector service to get moving to serve the public better.

At a meeting held at the Finance Ministry yesterday to review progress, the PM, who is also the Minister of Finance, said that the circulars that are issued for officials to perform their duties should ensure work gets done.

He said these orders “should not prevent people from working.”

The Sri Lankan State sector is bogged down by Red Tape in many cases where contradictory instructions have been issued for the same project.

Rajapaksa said that some decisions taken by the previous government have somewhat hindered the Government servants from doing their work.

“We will remove these hindrances as soon as possible so that efficiency can improve,” the Prime Minister said.

He added that the Budget Deficit had widened because of expenses incurred by the last government were high.

He also explained to the officials the rationale behind the relief package being offered to the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises.

He instructed the Ministry to implement this proposal without delay. (Colombo/Jan29/2020)





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