Those who are shedding crocodile tears for the public service today have forgotten what they did against it when they were in power, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The members of the public sector at present should be aware of the period in which those who were in power then, took actions to cut down the Government Service and to abolish the pension scheme, he added.
By providing every facility to the Government Service, we expect it to provide an efficient and proper service to the people, he said.
The President stated so at the occasion of opening of newly constructed District Secretariat Complex in Moneragala yesterday (Sep. 01).
The present Government has brought the freedom for government officers to do their duty properly, ending the era in which threats were issued to public officers by sending spies, the President said.
The President emphasized the importance for Government Servants to improve their knowledge of information technology and language proficiency.
He also empathetically stated that people should be provided with an efficient service with modern technology, removing the outdated old methods.