Sep 28, 2017

Ministers told to attend district development meetings Featured

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed his ministers to attend all district development committee meetings from January.

He has told them to educate regional political leaders and officials about the development programmes being undertaken in each of the districts by their ministries.

The president gave the instructions when the National Economic Council held its second meeting at the presidential secretariat this afternoon (28).

It was attended by prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and ministers Mangala Samaraweera and Risath Bathiudeen, the secretaries to the president, PM and the finance ministry, the Central Bank governor and other top officials.

At the meeting, ongoing activities and future plans of the industries and commerce and primary industries ministries were discussed at length.