Sixteen foreign trips in seven months
Aug 22, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena has decided to streamline the procedure of granting scholarships to Ministry staff. A member of the Ministry can go abroad on official scholarships only three times a year, following this directive, a Ministry spokesman said.
According to the spokesman, Minister Sirisena has taken this decision after considering the complaints received from health staff and studying the procedure of granting scholarships implemented by the Ministry.
In one instance a Health Ministry member had gone abroad 16 times on official scholarships during the past seven months.
The spokesman said that Minister had discovered that only a particular group of staff went abroad on scholarships. That group had obtained all the scholarships offered by the Ministry and other affiliated institutions.