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Lethargic bureaucrats get presidential awakening knock

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By Ifham Nizam

President Gotabaya Rajapksa yesterday ordered action against some senior state officials who didn’t co-operate with the ministers in charge or delayed their scheduled and routine work without a valid reason.

President Rajapaksa told senior ministers yesterday that even if a ministry secretary happened to be the official the minister concerned was not happy, action had to be taken against him or her.

The President had also said that it was true that he had appointed them but discipline had to be maintained.

President Rajapaksa told Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera yesterday to go all out to implement all projects and ventures without delay and he would do his utmost to find required funding and clearing all stumbling blocks.

Ways and means of strengthening local industries and looking for alternatives to plastic and polythene products were discussed.

The President said Governors and District Secretaries should personally intervene to maintain essential services. and move forward as a country.

President Rajapaksa directed the Governors and District Secretaries to extend their fullest support to enable factories to continue operations and keep the government’s development drive on track.



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Employees’ Trust Fund Act No. 46 of 1980 to be amended

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The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Hon. President in his capacity as the Minister of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National Policies to instruct the legal draftsman to prepare a bill to amend the Employees’ Trust Provident Fund Act No. 46 of 1980 enabling to provide health insurance similar to Agrahara health insurance to private sector employees.

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Cabinet nod for MOU between the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Republic of Maldives on Cultural Cooperation

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The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Buddha Sasana, Religious and Cultural affairs to sign a cultural cooperation agreement between the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Maldives. (The draft agreement has received the clearance of the Attorney General and the approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

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Outgoing Bulgarian Ambassador calls on the President

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Mrs. Eleonora Dimitrova, Bulgaria’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka, met President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Presidential Secretariat on Monday (06), before departing for her home country upon completing her tenure in Sri Lanka.

 

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