President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa stresses that essential services should be carried out with a minimum participation of employees in order to control the spread of the virus. The heads of the relevant departments and institutions should plan their services to be functioned as usual as much as possible. Road construction work, laying of pipes for water supply schemes should be started without delay as they are very essential to day today life. The President revealed these facts when he met secretaries of several ministries and heads of some departments at the Presidential Secretariat today. The SLTB buses should help the rural farmers for transport their produce to nearby cities. Post offices can be used to pay utility bills and to make bank deposits.
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