A ceremony was held at Temple Trees today to absorb 900 new recruits to the Public Management Assistant Service.
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya was the chief guest.
Speaking at the event, Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara pointed out, 15,000 new recruits have been employed in the Public Management Assistant Service. The Minister called to mind, it is the present government that offered the highest salary increase in history for state sector employees, while steps have been taken to rectify salary anomalies.
The Minister emphasized, all measures are in place to build a ‘public service sans corruption’. He reflected on how the state sector was entirely politicized during the previous administration, in which all appointments and promotions were based on ‘favouritism’.
Now, the present government has created a backdrop in which state sector employees can function with a sense of independence.