The Government will take immediate steps to establish a strong public sector in this country by reviving and revitalising inactive public ventures and institutions in keeping with the `Mahinda Chintanaya` program, said Information and Media Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa.
Minister Yapa was addressing a special meeting of the Mohottawa SLFP Branch Union held at Katugampola recently.
The Minister said there are several drawbacks in the state sector today. He said certain public servants are so discourteous that the public who visited their institutions to get their needs attended to showed reluctance to visit them a second time. The main cause for this was the lack of a national consciousness among certain public servants.
As a result certain state sector institutions have suffered a severe setback in recent times. The objective of the Mahinda Chinthanaya program is to revive all such public institutions and offer them a new lease of life for the greater good of the people.
The unstinted support and co-operation of the nation was needed to achieve this noble objective. The youth especially should try to think and act according to positive attitudes.
The opposition leader of the Pannala Pradeshiya Sabha Ranjith Laksakara, Pradesheeya Sabha member Upali Gunatilleke and President Mohottawa SLFP branch Padmakumara Jayasundara were also present on the occasion.