Secretary to the President P.B. Jayasundera said despite the severe financial difficulties, Sri Lanka is the only government in the world that had paid salaries and allowances to over 1.5 million public servants and over 600,000 retirees on time without any deductions.
The entire public service should be sincerely committed to an efficient and effective public service as per the “Saubhagyaye Dekma” policy framework, Secretary to the President stated.
Secretary to the President P. B. Jayasundera administered the oath by his staff marking the commencement of official duties by public servants in the year 2021.
The country is moving towards professional leadership. Mr. Jayasundera said the President hoped for a public service that would fulfil the aspirations of the people under "New Normal" situation that has evolved following the COVID-19 epidemic.
The government led by President Rajapaksa is committed to protect the public servant. The Secretary to the President emphasized that it is the responsibility of all public servants to commit themselves to render best of their service to the country.
Meanwhile, commencing duties in the New Year President Gotabaya Rajapaksa met the ministers, members of Parliament and his staff at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (1).
President Rajapaksa said that it is necessary to work with optimism, determination and commitment to achieve the aspirations of the people while being conscious about the challenges ahead of us.
Eichmann Bernhard(German) Saturday, 02 January 2021 12:55 PM
Canada has a population of around 37 million, less than 1 million government servant while Sri Lanka has only around 23 million with over 1.5 million government servant.But what kind of service are our servant providing to the public? So now honorable “Sar“,sounds like you are pretty satisfied with the government service.
DailywageEarner Saturday, 02 January 2021 01:00 PM
Good . Sir hope our parliamentarians and all the staff have been paid accordingly.
Buruwa Saturday, 02 January 2021 01:01 PM
Get brain washed !
Harris Saturday, 02 January 2021 01:02 PM
This gentleman must be living in a different planet to say things like this..... It's true that our government officials got paid on time...... So did state officials in so many other countries.... These type of gibberish can spoil diplomatic relations as well..m
Ranjit De Alwis Saturday, 02 January 2021 01:04 PM
Very Little this political stooge knows about the world. I live in Malaysia. All Governments employees were paid full salaries like in many other countries.
Sara Saturday, 02 January 2021 01:11 PM
What a pathetic lie. We were definitely not the ONLY country to do so! It’s easy for the SL government to pay local currency, as they would just print the money needed. Other countries are much smarter, despite not having 2,500 year old cultures. For how long are the people of this pathetic nation going to continue to say yes blindly to every statement made by politicians?
Jehan Saturday, 02 January 2021 09:16 PM
UK government even paid private sector employees 80% salary.
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