SLIDA entering a new phase in this New Year 2017, commenced its activities on 02 January 2017 under the guidance of the new Director General Ms. Wasantha Perera. This morning prior to commencing official duties, following the chanting of Seth Pirith, a Staff Assembly was held on the SLIDA Grounds where the Director General wished a happy and most peaceful New Year to all the staff and their families.
In her address the Director General emphasized that irrespective of their job levels, the contribution of the staff as in previous years was most vital for the success of all programmes to be undertaken by SLIDA during 2017. The government’s goal for this year being “alleviation of poverty”, everyone in SLIDA should make all efforts to contribute through the Institute’s training programmes and other activities for the achievement of this goal. Therefore, the Director General requested that SLIDA should plan and execute such programmes which would either directly or indirectly help the government to succeed in achieving its national expectation.
The assembly concluded with the Director General and all the SLIDA staff taking the Oath of Allegiance.
The event concluded with a New Year morning tea served with Kavun, Kokis & Kiribath for the staff.