Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has advised Secretaries of State Ministries to convene once a month with the Secretary to the Cabinet of Ministers to discuss development projects and issues faced when implementing development efforts.
The Prime Minister said an effective programme for development activities must be enforced and proposed that officials convene every three months to review the progress of projects.
Premier Rajapaksa engaged in discussions with officials of the National Physical Planning Department and several institutions under the State Ministry of Coast Conservation and Waste Disposal and Community Cleanliness at the Temple Trees yesterday.
The Prime Minister’s attention was also directed to issues that have arisen in recruitments that officials claimed was essential in order to implement certain projects.
Prime Minister Rajapaksa said vacancies can be filled if relevant institutions are generating an income that is capable of paying salaries, and issued directives to make necessary recruitments.
The Prime Minister also questioned officials over the failure to enforce a plan to prevent flooding in the Panadura town during the inclement weather.