President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed District Secretaries to prepare to work with renewed vigour under the new normal, to overcome setbacks in all sectors during the past two years due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The President said although the government was unable to achieve desired goals as planned, the coronavirus was successfully dealt with the support of all parties.
The President expressed his views during a video conference held with District Secretaries this morning.
President Rajapaksa said the efficiency of the public service is a key factor in driving the economy in the new normal while stating the state mechanism should function with dedication and enthusiasm to meet the needs of the people.
The President said District Secretaries have a vital role to play in this regard.
The District Secretaries meanwhile pointed out the need to amend circulars and ordinances that are not relevant in today’s context, that are obstacles in achieving certain goals.
The President claimed he is prepared to overcome obstacles for a new beginning covering all sectors.