Newly recruited seventy five officers of the Sri Lanka Planning Service who completed their Induction Training Programme at SLIDA received their appointment letters from the Minister of Public Administration , Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government Hon. Janaka Bandara Thennakoon on 7th February 2020. The ceremony was held at “Sanhinda”, SLIDA Auditorium from 11.00 am onwards. Secretary of the Ministry Mr. S. Hettiarachchi, Addl. Secretaries, Director General, SLIDA and faculty members attended the occasion.
The Induction Training Programme which constituted 17 modules lasted for 06 ½ months including a field attachment for a period of one month at Ministerial, Provincial, District & Divisional levels and Out Bound Training.
Mr. S. Hettiarachchi, the Secretary to the Ministry at his address emphasized that all the development work of the country will be entrusted to the planning officers and as such they should be responsible for utilizing the public funds for the welfare of the general public. Further, he stated that attention should be paid for the sustainability of the development projects. The Director General (Actg.) of SLIDA Mrs. K.M.S.D. Jayasekara and Mrs. Neranjala Jayasundara, Senior Consultant who was the overall Coordinator of the Induction Training Programme also addressed the gathering.