Some ministers and officials don't return even after conferences conclude: MS

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While expressing the need for maintaining some control over foreign travel by ministers and ministry officials, President Sirisena said some those who leave the country to attend conferences overseas fail to return even after the conferences were concluded.

He urged ministry secretaries to control this situation and implement a programme to train all officers, instead of the same officer travelling overseas annually.

The President also emphasized the need for line ministries working jointly in the process of national development, to achieve the development aspirations of the people as well as that of the country.

Expressing his views regarding the transfers of the Divisional Secretaries, the President said a divisional secretary could hold the position for a long period at the same location and added that a transfer policy should be implemented.

He said he had signed many MoUs with foreign countries following his visits to those countries and instructed the secretaries to establish a separate division under an additional secretary, to implement and follow up on these agreements so as to achieve the expected targets.

  Comments - 9

  • Oba Ma Wednesday, 19 July 2017 09:52 AM

    President of the decade. Very strict.. hahahhaa

    ANTON Wednesday, 19 July 2017 09:54 AM


    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 19 July 2017 11:39 AM

    Have you noticed the road construction work on public roads. It easily takes around 6 months to one year to complete 100m of road and rarely do we see workers coming back to continue to unfinished work. In this case, kudos need to go for Rajapakse regime who are sensitive to public convenience and finish public work in next to no time.

    GD Wednesday, 19 July 2017 12:23 PM

    There is FR ,AR , Administration Procedures of SOEs which specifies these issues. If Chief Accounting Officers /Secretaries do not adhere to them take disciplinary action against them. Useless just talking but call details of such travels say in last 6 months from Secretaries and if any wrong doing then call explanation from them and take action to teach all a lesson.

    Lal.Fernando. Wednesday, 19 July 2017 12:27 PM

    Deaar President,With regards to some ministers not returning after so call mettings overseas, you should reprimand these individuals.What do you expect president, half of these ministers are not an educated bunch, they behave like they do not owe anything to the public who put them in there.They are having a good time at the expense of the tax payers.Please name them and shame them.

    ice4083 Wednesday, 19 July 2017 03:30 PM

    The real Grama Niladhari

    NATO Wednesday, 19 July 2017 04:33 PM

    Dear Mr. President - why do you merely talk without taking some action ? You were elected to run this country - not to tell the people what is wrong with your government!!

    HUNTER Wednesday, 19 July 2017 10:09 PM


    Sara Thursday, 20 July 2017 08:49 AM

    We have been listening to these Jokes of our LEADERS for so long. Enough is enough now.

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