The Public Service should be operative on behalf of the public. Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake has referred to his readiness to effect a conceptual change in state employees to achieve this goal.
A special discussion on the future programme of the Ministry of State Management Restructure was held today. Representatives of the Public Service Joint Trade Union Confederation presented their problems and proposals at this meeting.
Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake pointed out that they should have an awareness as to on whose behalf they were holding these positions. He queried as to who was giving them their salaries. It is only then that they could work for their employer. It is not proper to be selfish and think only of their profits. He called on them to unite to build the Public Service.