public equally - President
[Updated :: 2010-10-20
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday called on State officials
to serve all members of the public equally, without taking into
consideration their caste, ethnic, religious and other differences.
told them to consider serving the public similar to serving God.
stressed that assistance to the masses should be distributed equally
and advised State officials to impart their services without bias.
President gave the above advise addressing both State officials
and politicians during the progress review meeting of development
activities in the Northern Province, held at Vanni Security Forces
occasion also made history as it was the first time that a President
attended a development review meeting in the Northern Province.
President continuing on the above subject told State officials that
he had received certain complaints from the public on the issue
and told them to act impartially and prevent a recurrence if such
commenting that the area had undergone a significant transition
since emerging from the devastation caused by terrorism, the President
noted that all should be committed to protect the hard won freedom
told State officials to ensure that the dividends of peace go to
the public in the form of economic development.
said that now the country was united under one Government and told
State officials that their prime objective should be to serve the
public equally and productively.
Rajapaksa on the occasion reviewed the progress of development work
in the province and discussed future plans.
brought to the notice of the officials several shortcomings and
advised them to take swift measures to rectify the anomalies.
emphasized on the need to accelerate development, renovation of
school buildings, and dilapidated infrastructure, new housing facilities,
livelihood avenues, preventing encroachment of land, viable transportation,
electricity etc. The event was attended by several Ministers including
Basil Rajapaksa, Douglas Devananda and Rishard Badthuideen. Namal
Rajapaksa MP, Jeya Sri Ranga MP too were in attendance.
Governor Major General G A Chandrasiri, Defence Secretary Gotabaya
Rajapaksa, Army Commander, the IGP, Ministry Secretaries, Government
Agents of all districts in the Northern Province, Ministry Secretaries
and other local and national level administrative officials were
also present. (Courtesy : Daily News).