Political agendas and parties are unimportant when serving the public: President (Watch Video)

Political agendas and parties are unimportant when serving the public: President (Watch Video)

Written by Tharushan Fernando

10 Jun, 2015 | 7:56 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena, at a the Polonnaruwa District Co-coordinating committee meeting on Wednesday stated that when serving the public, political agendas and parties are unimportant.

The president added that the main policy to have when carrying out activities related to development, public welfare, and social service is that it is ultra-important not to relate those activities to any political agenda or party.

He added that there are plans of visiting the other districts in Sri Lanka and there is a great possibility of a parliamentary election in the near future and even if a parliamentary election occurs, there is no way development activities should be halted.

He further noted that certain projects are being carried out in every district of the country without estimates being approved, and work on some of these projects were commenced even without obtaining approval and questions arise as to how these projects are paid for.

The President also added that divisional secretaries should take the responsibility not to politically align themselves when carrying out their duties and that means party divisions must not be considered when serving the people. He requested ministers to give support to all officials and allow them to carry out their duties without any political intervention.

Chief Minister of the North Central Province, Peshala Jayaratne, as well as a number of government officials and public representatives were present for the meeting.

The Chief Minister noted that Wasantha Senanayake of the United National Party stated that he is a deputy minister and proposals are only being accepted from those in the UNP. He further noted that agreements are signed with officials from branch committees and a decision must be taken on this following an open debate.

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