The President said the Government is prepared to back Government officials who fulfill their responsibilities for the people.
“Today, some people in the public service are refusing to sign documents due to a fear that they will have to face investigations on financial crimes. But officials who execute their duties in a proper manner will never have to face such investigations,” the President said.
He made these remarks while addressing the 33rd Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service, held at the Nelum Pokuna (Lotus Pond) in Colombo today.
The President said that the Government had taken steps to implement the 19th Amendment to the Constitution to take forward the good governance concept.
He said that the 19th Amendment has also prevented political revenge from taking place in the public sector.
“Today public officials have an opportunity to fulfill their duties and responsibilities without the interference of politicians while protecting the dignity of their service,” he said.
The President recalled that he became the head of state from a minor position in the public service as a result of loosing it due to political revenge.
President Sririsena said that he believes State officials will fulfill their responsibilities and duties to create a public service which is free from fraud, waste and corruption under the good governance concept. (Colombo Gazette)