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* Sri Lanka President expects state entities to generate income, not engage in politics
Mon, May 18, 2020, 09:13 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he does not expect the state institutions to be politicized, but to be developed to improve efficiency and generate income.

“I do not expect the state entities to engage in politics; what they need to do is to develop themselves; they should generate incomes; increase efficiency and productivity; minimize unnecessary expenditures and wastage,” President Rajapaksa said.

During a discussion with the top level officials of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) held at the Presidential Secretariat today (18), the President pointed out that the State enterprises are run on the hard earned money of the toiling people of this country. “Therefore, Public Sector organizations should not be a burden to the people” he added.

Since the sectors such as health and education are public welfare services, they are not expected to generate incomes said the President pointing out that other organizations should earn enough income for their maintenance and the well-being of the employees.

The economy of Sri Lanka like the rest of the world is faced with a severe decline due to COVID-19 pandemic. Millions have lost employment. Heads of organizations should place the country first. If they fail to do so, the entities might collapse, President explained.

President highlighted the importance of strengthening state organizations according to a well-designed plan not only to face the prevailing challenges but also to ensure future economic development.

The meeting had been convened to review the current operations of the SLBC. The President informed the heads to introduce popular programs to suit the aesthetic preferences of the audience and to work with dedication to generate income with a proper plan.

“Continuously apprise the employees of the current status of the organization. Motivate them to work hard for the progress of the entity without seeking personal gains”, President said.

The Secretary to the President P. B. Jayasundera explained the measures that should be taken to increase the income based on an appropriate plan while ensuring the maximum efficiency of the employees of the Corporation.

Chairman of SLBC Jagath Wickremasinghe, Director General Chandrapala Liyanage and members of the Board of Directors were present at the discussion.


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