Matale District Secretary D.P.G.Kumarasiri who retired yesterday after completing an illustrious service of 33 years, handed over his official vehicle and documents to the relevant heads of department and returned home by bus.
Mr. Kumarasiri was a senior officer in the Public Administration service had served in Anuradhapura and Nuwaraeliya districts before being appointed as the District Secretary for Matale.
During the send-off party, he said , "I am happy because I was able to send the resignation papers to the secretary of the Ministry of Home affairs 5 months prior to my retirement at a time when government officers tend to seek extensions of service before retirement. I got used to working intimately with the staff rather than giving orders. I did not criticize government policies and acted to implement them. I request all other officers to discharge their duties with commitment without committing mistakes” (M.W.Somaratna)