President Mahinda Rajapakse states that public service must be considered as a divine service.
The President was addressing the Vavuniya and Mannar District Development Committee meeting at the District Secretariat in Vavuniya yesterday.
President Rajapaksa told ministers, politicians, ministry Secretaries and Heads of state institutions to ensure that people who seek their help, go back happy and contented.
The progress of development activities, needs and future plans were discussed at length with the main areas of focus being education, agriculture, health, irrigation, water resources management, land and electricity.
The President said it was the responsibility of politicians and state officials to make best use of public funds for development activities.