Apr 01, 2016 – Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena says he has fulfilled his duties and responsibilities in an appropriate manner during the last year when it comes to financial discipline and management of the country.
It is the responsibility of the politicians and public officials to pay more attention to financial discipline and management, he said participating in a ceremony to declare open the newly built building complex for the Ministry of Finance on Thursday.
“At present, I have taken steps to cut down the expenditures of the Presidential Secretariat by 60 percent,” the President said,
“I have never used charter flights for foreign tours and traveled by economy class with a small number of delegates.”
SriLankan Airlines incurred a huge loss due to the actions of the leaders of the previous regime, the President said.
The President pointed out the importance of maintaining strict financial discipline and management in implementing development projects and the importance of fulfilling responsibilities from the very beginning of the year to achieve annual goals.
He also said that he had ended an era where the public funds were wasted.