'Work with commitment for the development of the
country' Secretary Defence
'Government servants should continue
with the good work in assisting the country's
development drive", said Secretary of Defence and Urban
Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa addressing the
members of staff of the Ministry at a gathering held
this morning (01st January) at Ministry premises.
'We have achieved remarkable success
in defeating terrorism and with the Urban Development
Authority coming under the ministry we have doubled the
work focusing attention on development in keeping with
the Mahinda Chinthanaya manifesto' he added. Further
speaking he said that, "all must work together with
commitment towards the country's development, and extend
their fullest support and contribution in the coming
year too'. He concluded expressing best wishes for staff
and the nation.
A One minute silence was observed in
commemorating the war heroes and traditional taking of
oath by government servants was also held at the event.
Senior ministry officials, security
forces officers, department heads and staff was gathered
at the event. Chairperson of MOD Seva Vanitha Unit Mrs.
Ioma Rajapaksa was also present at the occassion.