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The President emphasizes a special program will be implemented to eliminate inefficiency and mishandling in government sector.

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasizes a special program with the new mechanisms will be implemented to eliminate inefficiency and mishandling in government sector within the next two weeks. Accordingly, new appointments will be made to strengthen this process.

President Sirisena made these remarks at a special meeting held with heads of the media institutions this morning. Addressing the gathering President further said the country does not face any severe economic crisis as mentioned by some opposition elements. The country has a stable economic growth at present. President also said that he is committed to rebuild the economy of the nation in an effective manner.

The main objective of the government is to provide relief to the common masses of the country. The president also said the present government has taken correct and effective measures during the last two and half years to revive the economy. As a result, the value of the foreign reserve has gone up gone up 5 billion dollars.  It is also expected that the foreign reserve will further improve in coming months.

President also pointed out the opposition elements which carryout malicious campaigns about country’s economy do not have credible evidence to prove their statements. Therefore, the general public should not fall prey to these malicious campaigns. The present government has brought down the prices of 48 medicines. President also noted the previous governments have not taken this measure before.

The health service sector of the country has shown a tremendous improvement in the recent past. The present government has also abolished the distribution process of duty free shops at BIA and introduced the tender based process to do some justice to the traders interested in this process. The present government also abolished the unfavorable agreements relating to Port City Project and established new MOUs favoring the country. This is a remarkable achievement of this government. President also said a special audit process will be conducted in each ministry with the mediation of the president’s office.