'Strive with commitment for the Socio-Economic development of
the country while ensuring national unity' - Secretary Defence
"Strive with commitment for the Socio-Economic
development of the country while ensuring national unity in order to
create a better tomorrow for the future generation", said Secretary
to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya
Rajapaksa addressing the staff of the Ministry at a gathering held
this morning (01st January) at the Ministry premises.
A large number of senior officials of the
institutions under the preview of the Ministry and military officers
were in attendance at the event organized in view of the New Year.
Further speaking Mr. Rajapaksa praised the
untiring efforts of all institutions towards achieving the
development goals. "We accomplished a number of development projects
during the previous year and at the dawn of the New Year we now
determine to work continuously toward the plans ahead in keeping
with the Mahinda Chinthana manifesto", he also said.
Secretary Defence wished all for a successful and
prosperous year ahead.
A One minute silence was observed in commemoration
of the war heroes before taking the traditional oath by government
servants during the event.
Chairperson of MOD Seva Vanitha Unit Mrs. Ioma
Rajapaksa was also present at the occasion.
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