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    December 18, 2015

    President Maithripala Sirisena says everybody should be committed to fulfill their responsibilities for the country and the future of the country, without trying to overthrow the government, from the day it was elected to power.

    “The political program of  most countries is to work together to take their countries forward, giving their assistance to the new governments being elected in the democratic system. In the contrary.  But in our country we notice for the last decades the people were criticizing the politicians who were elected and trying to chase them out through conspiracies”, the President said.


    The President made these remarks at the prize giving ceremony of the island-wide competition of the Social Discourse and Cooperation Workshop – 2015, organized by the Ministry of Labor and Trade Union Relations on Thursday (17) at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre.


    He also emphasized it is the responsibility of those who fulfill their duties for the country in the public sector as well as in the private sector to give the required support and not to break up the programs for the economic and social development of the country presented with a new vision as a new government, but to assist it.


    The competition of the Social Discourse and Cooperation Workshop is organized annually by the ministry with the objective of ensuring the industrial relationship between the employers and the employees in the process of production.


    The President pointed out the importance of proper maintenance of the relationship between the employer and the employee to continue the production process of the country at the required level.


    He also said the divisions in the public sector should end henceforth. “Everybody should work to give the country a quality service, enhancing the brotherhood and the friendship among the workers in the public sector and the private sector”, the President further stated.


    President Sirisena symbolically handed over the prizes and the certificates to the winners of the competition of the Social Discourse and Cooperation Workshop – 2015.


    Minister of  Labor and Trade Union Relations, W. D. J. Seneviratne, State Minister Ravindra Samaraweera, Secretary to the Ministry, Gotabhaya Jayaratne and the Commissioner General of Labour Chandani Amarathunga also participated iat the event.

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