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    May 29, 2024

    President’s Senior Advisor on National Security and Chief of Presidential Staff Sagala Ratnayaka, has advised relevant officials to find possible solutions to the problems in the Grama Niladhari Service, ensuring no conflict arises with other public services.

    He emphasized the importance of discussing existing issues thoroughly and reaching a common agreement.

    This directive was given during a meeting held at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (28), involving officials of the Grama Niladhari Trade Union and related line institutions.

    There was an extensive discussion regarding the issues related to the Grama Niladhari Service Constitution and the problems that have arisen concerning the salary scale.

    The Grama Niladhari Trade Union highlighted that numerous issues have arisen concerning the promotions of Grama Niladhari officials and emphasized the need for a revised service constitution to address these problems.

    In response, Mr. Sagala Ratnayaka stated that constructive proposals should be made regarding the drafted service constitution currently awaiting approval from the Public Service Commission.

    He also noted the importance of having a formal service constitution for the Grama Niladhari Service, which has been in existence for sixty-one years and plays a crucial role at the rural level.

    Mr. Ratnayaka acknowledged the significant contributions of the Grama Niladhari Service to state affairs despite facing various challenges.

    Senior Advisor to the President on Economic Affairs, Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga, along with officials from relevant line agencies and representatives from the Grama Niladhari Trade Union, participated in the discussion.

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