|Officers inefficiency in Tamil projects|
|Thursday, 28 August 2008|
COLOMBO: The dearth of public officers with proficiency in Tamil has hampered the development projects in the country in general and in the east in particular. This will be one of the greater problems when the government launches its resettlement and rehabilitation programmes in the north after the liberation of the province shortly by the armed forces, Public Administration and Home Affairs Minister Karu Jayasuriya observed.
"Tamils have the right to get their work done in their mother tongue. It is a drawback for the smooth functioning of the state administration and a weakness on the part of the government if they could not get it done. As a solution to this deficiency the government has made it compulsory for the Sinhala public officers to learn Tamil and Tamil officers to learn Sinhala which has proved a success," Minister Jayasuriya said.
It is up to the new appointees to the public service to exploit the opportunity given to them to learn an alternative language and provide a better service to the public.
Hon. Karu Jayasuriya
Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs
Home Affairs Minister Chandrasiri Gajadeera said the objective of the government is to improve the quality of service in the public sector.
The government's policy is to recruit public servants through a competitive examination. The new recruits had been selected in a transparent recruitment method and solely on merit. Their appointments and transfers will also be done in the same manner, he said.Newly appointed public servants received their letters of appointment from the two ministers.
Additional Secretary of the Ministry J. Dadallage and Director General Combined Services, A. Norbert also participated in the function.
(Courtesy : South Asian Media Net )
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