President Ranil Wickremesinghe, in a strong message to public sector employees said those who do not perform their duties properly should leave the service immediately.
He said this while addressing the District Development Council in Anuradhapura yesterday (21). He also said that his aim is to unite everyone for the future of the country.
“If you want to work, then work. If not, go home. We are not prepared to pay you for nothing. The District Secretaries must take on this responsibility. We can’t afford to feed anyone for free. They need to contribute in some way. We have to pay and not even I can get to eat for doing nothing. If I don’t develop this country, I will also have to go home. Therefore, let us start from the village,” he said.
Public sector officials and provincial representatives of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP),.United National Party (UNP) and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) had participated in the event aimed at looking into the development work of the district and to discuss future plans.
President Wickremesinghe said he extended an invitation, not to request anyone to join the United National Party (UNP), but to join hands with him to rebuild the country without delay.
Stressing that the country needs a new political concept and decent political journey, the President stated that the old system of governance has been rejected by the people.
Public sector employees at grassroots level should be committed to work for the betterment of their Grama Niladhari Divisions and to fulfil the needs of the people, he emphasised.
The Anuradhapura religious areas will be developed into a major tourist attraction, President Wickremesinghe said, adding that a committee representing all relevant stakeholders will soon be appointed for this purpose.