The ceremony to mark the first working day of the year – 2022 was held under the patronage of Chief Secretary Mr. S.M.Saman Bandulasena on 03rd January 2022 at the Chief Secretary’s Secretariat premises along with the presence of Deputy Chief Secretaries, the Secretary for the Ministry of Local Government, Commissioners – Dept. of Motor Traffic, Dept. of Revenue, Staff Grade Officers and other three staff represented each of the Chief Secretary’s Secretariat and Cluster and the Ministry of Local Government at 8.45 am at the front yard of the Chief Secretary’s Secretariat.
Chief Secretary Mr. S.M. Saman Bandulasena hoisted the national flag and the Secretary, Ministry of Local Government Mr. R. Varatheeswaran hoisted the provincial flag and the national anthem was played.
After the observation of two minutes of silence by the participants, the oath-taking event was held. Mr. P.Vaheesan, DCS Personnel & Training read over the oaths and it was followed by the participants.
Then, Dr. P. Paraneetharan, RDHS Jaffna briefed about the current crisis of COVID –19 and the responsibilities of each and every public in the society, implementing actions on control of this viral spreading.
Chief Secretary delivered the speech based on the declaration of the government policy, themed on Vistas of Prosperity and Splendor.