Grama Niladhari officers are at the forefront of the public service. As the officials close to the people it was the responsibility of them to brief the people about the benefits of the budget. Take the benefits given in the budget to the people, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa, pointing out that this yearís budget has provided many economic benefits to the people.
The President requested them to provide an efficient service to the public and assured the Governmentís support to them.
The President was addressing a meeting with Grama Niladhari officers at the Temple Trees on Saturday (Oct. 25). Representing Sabaragamuwa, Western and North Western Provinces, 1,500 Grama Niladharis attended the meeting.
President Rajapaksa said that the Government has taken steps to distribute benefits of developments among the people after eradicating terrorism. The President also said that the budget has been prepared to make available benefits to the public and the public servants. It has taken every sector into consideration, from the disable child to the pensioner.
The Sri Lanka United Grama Niladari Association during the discussion presented a memento to President Rajapaksa in appreciation of the services rendered by the President and the Government to make the Grama Niladari Service a dignified and honourable profession.
Ministers W. D. J. Senevirathna, Deputy Minister Wijaya Dahanayake, Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, Sabaragamuwa Province chief Minister Maheepala Herath, Scretary to the Presidentís Lalith Weeratunga, and Public Administration Secretary P. B. Abeykoon were present at the occasion.