Jan 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that the trust placed in the security forces in saving the country has now been placed in public servants in building the country.
Addressing a function at Temple Trees Saturday (08) to present awards and certificates to District Secretariats and Divisional Secretariats that received ISO 9001/2008 International Standards certificates, the President has said that he has witnessed that the public undergo hardships due to the inefficiency of the public officials and they should be sensitive to people's problems as it is the people who pay them.
Three District Secretariats and Seventeen Divisional Secretariats received awards from the President for receiving the ISO 9001 certificates for their service.
Venerable Maha Sangha, Ministers John Senevirathne, Dinesh Gunawardena, Gamini Lokuge, and Mrs. Pavithra Devi Wanniarachchi, Governor of Western Province Alevi Moulana, Deputy Minister of Public Administration Vijaya Dahanayake, Secretary to the President Lalith Weerathunge, Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration P.B Abeykoon, parliamentarians, members of the PC councils and distinguished invitees were present.
(Photos by Sudath Silva)