President tells Secretaries to fulfill their respective duties

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed Secretaries to the Ministries to fulfill their respective duties after the Court of Appeal yesterday issued an interim injunction temporarily restraining the functions of the Prime Minister and his Cabinet of Ministers.

A special discussion was held with all the Secretaries to Ministries under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today.

At the meeting, the President instructed all the Secretaries of the Ministries to fulfill their respective duties and responsibilities according to the laws of the country continuously without any disruption.

‘’The Court of Appeal on December 03, 2018 issued an interim injunction temporarily restraining the Prime Minister and his Cabinet of Ministers, who were appointed by the President in accordance with the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, from functioning in their respective portfolios, and accordingly the President has given instructions to all the Secretaries of the Ministries to fulfill their respective duties and responsibilities according to the laws of the country continuously without any disruption,” the President’s media division said.

Further, the President has already given the necessary orders to all state services, Tri-forces and the police to fulfill their duties and responsibilities with commitment towards the general public of the country and for national security, the President’s media division added. (Colombo Gazette)

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