The Minister was speaking during an inspection tour of the Sri Lanka Upcountry Development Authority sited at Peradeniya. The Minister said it is the obligation of all public employees to extend their maximum contribution to the development of the country.
Minister Basil Rajapaksa said that the President had set up a separate Ministry for the protection of State resources. The State Resources Development Ministry will safeguard and develop all State institutions. He called for the contribution of all public officers to develop the country by uplifting the villages and thereby making a vital contribution to resuscitating the economy.
Deputy Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage was among those present.