The official ceremony of the Commencement of Work Year 2020 was held at 9.30 am at the Ministry of Education, Cultural Affairs, and Sports & Youth Affairs of the Northern Province under the auspices of Mr.L.Ilaangovan, Secretary to the Ministry of Education. All the staff of the Ministry of Education, Provincial Department of Education, Department of Cultural Affairs and Zonal Education Office, Jaffna participated in this ceremony.
Secretary has hoisted the National Flag in the presence of all the staff. Staff from Jaffna Zonal Education Office sang the National Anthem after hoisting the National Flag. The Provincial Director of Education Mr.S. Uthayakumar hoisted the Provincial flag.
After observing two minutes of silence to commemorate the war heroes and others who sacrificed their lives on behalf of the motherland, the Administrative Officer of the Ministry of Education has read aloud the Oath of Public Servants.
Finally, the Secretary Delivered a brief speech on the necessity of ensuring the prompt, honest and unwavering contribution of all members of the staff, in the effort of creating a better tomorrow with a new economic and social order for the benefit of all Sri Lankans. At 9.45, trees were planted by Secretary and other staff to implement the “Hadena Ratata Vadena Gasak” – Special National Tree Planting Programme -2020” at the Ministry premises.