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“Miraculous Sri Lanka” goal can be reached through public service dedication

Oct 21, 2010 11:30:33 AM - itnnews.lk

President Rajapaksa has said that if there is a public service totally dedicated towards the masses, reaching the “Miraculous Sri Lanka” goal it is not an impossible task.

The President was addressing a ceremony at emple Trees. It was organized to launch the Programme to Improve Positive Attitudes of Sri Lankans towards creating a noble society with economic empowerment. The event took place under he patronage of the President and Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne today. Discipline is an important factor in the forward march of any nation said the President emphasizing the importance a government officer can play for the social and economic development of a society.12 state institutions, including Ministries are making a direct contribution towards this end.

The President pointed out that everyone from himself to the lowest state employee are servants of the people. A government officer should always be a public servant. He said that today they live in a new Sri Lanka, a country which had overcome challenges. As long as they are geared to overcome future challenges, the President emphasized that developing the country would not be an uphill task.

Members of the Maha Sangha and many Parliamentarians were present.