A seminar was conducted at SLIDA’s “Sankathani” Hall on 13th November 2017, on the theme of “Role of the Public Servant in Implementing Budget Proposals – 2018”. The seminar also included a panel discussion with the participation of experts in the field to discuss the way forward with the new budget proposals.
Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga, Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Mass Media delivered the inaugural address and Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe, Deputy Governor, Central Bank and Prof. Sirimal Abeyrathne (Prof. in Economics), University of Colombo participated as the panel members.
Secretaries of Ministries, Heads of Departments, Provincial Chief Secretaries and District Secretaries were the invitees. Mr. J. Rathnasiri, Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration and Management, Ms. Wasantha Perera, Director General, SLIDA and Faculty members also participated at the seminar. The seminar was coordinated by Mr. Prasad Piyasena, Senior Consultant of SLIDA.