The Awarding Ceremony of Certificates to the participants of Diploma in Public Administration of the Induction Training Programme for Sri Lanka Administrative Service 2017 (Open) batch was held on 23rd July 2018 at Sanhinda with the participation of Minister of Public Administration, Management and Law & Order Hon. Ranjith Madduma Bandara, Mr. Padmasiri Jayamanna, Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration, Management and Law & Order and the Senior Officials of the Ministry. 97 out of 101 participants were awarded certificates at this ceremony.
Addressing the gathering Hon Minister expressed that, the public servants are paid from taxes levied on the public and emphasized the administrative officers are those who implement the decisions of the government for the benefit of the people of the country and stated that the public servants should serve as servants of the public and be accountable for the service they render.
Mr. Padmasiri, Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration, Management and Law & Order highlighted several factors that should be followed by a government officer to implement decisions as a decision maker. These factors are Multi Disciplinary Leadership qualities, punctuality, attend the customer requirements positively, continuous learning and to “Look beyond the file”.