Written by Staff Writer
26 Mar, 2020 | 10:02 pm
COLOMBO (News1st): The Presidential Secretariat has issued a gazette notification on the appointment of a Presidential Task Force under Basil Rajapaksa.
According to the gazette signed by President’s Secretary P.B. Jayasundara, 40 members will comprise what will be called as the Presidential Task Force to Coordinate and Monitor the Delivery of Continuous Services for the Sustenance of Overall Community Life.
Additional Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office, Anton Perera, has been appointed as the Secretary of the Task Force.
The special unit has been tasked with coordinating with the relevant authorities to facilitate the import of essential foods and drugs as well as the export of goods such as tea and sanitary clothing.
Further, the task force has been vested with the responsibility to organise and operate Lanka Sathosa, cooperative network, Cargills, Keells, Arpico and Laughs retail network to supply agricultural products directly to customers.
The gazette also stated that the Presidential Task Force should take steps to focus special attention on women, low-income families and persons directly at risk when undertaking the above measures.
According to the gazette, the responsibilities of the Presidential Task Force are as follows:
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