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* President emphasizes that Government circulars should not delay any public service
Mon, Oct 9, 2017, 11:52 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 09, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena pointed out that any government circular should not be a reason for delayed or inefficient public service.

The President speaking at the 143rd celebration of World Post Day held today (Oct. 09) at Buddhi Mandapaya in Polonnaruwa said that if any circular has blocked the formality and efficiency of a professional service, it should quickly be solved through discussions.

He said that all problems related to postal service will be solved through discussions in the future. He added any professional issue has solutions through discussions.

According to the United Nations, World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern.

The new stamp, souvenir and the first day cover, issued to mark the 143rd celebration of the World Post Day were presented to the President. The President launched the E-commerce website at this occasion.

President Sirisena presented the felicitation awards and certificates to the postal workers. He symbolically handed over new bicycles to 8,500 postmen working for the Postal Department. He also symbolically handed over vans and mini cabs worth Rs. 325 million to strengthen the postal service.

President Sirisena laid the foundation stone for the postal complex to be built in Polonnaruwa at a cost of Rs. 307 million.

 

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