PM stresses minimising waste and excesses in use of Government funds

Thursday, 24 September 2015 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has focused the attention of the Cabinet of Ministers on the economic use of expending Government funds on various projects and activities.

The Premier has proposed a set of criteria that should be adopted in expending Government funds to minimise expenses, which the Cabinet of Ministers has agreed to follow.

The following criteria have been adopted in expending Government funds:

• Minimising to the maximum level foreign visits by the Ministers, State Ministers, Deputy Ministers, all elected public representatives, and Government officials.

• Even in undertaking essential foreign visits, to include in the delegation only persons who will be required to participate in such delegations.

• To reduce the number of security vehicles and security personnel to maximum possible level for the dignitaries and peoples representatives who have been provided with security vehicles and security personnel.

• Making these conditions and stipulations applicable to regional authorities, security forces, State institutions, established boards of Government, and State-owned companies as well.