“CEB is an apex body in the country and can make a huge impact on the country……”
“ If the CEB will be inactive, the whole country will be inactive……..”
“ To rescue the organization and the country as well , bribery and corruption should be prevented and should be more transparent……”
Minister of Passenger Transport Management and Power and Energy
Minister of Passenger Transport Management and Power and Energy emphasizes “ CEB is an apex body in the country and can make a huge impact on the country. Hence, we should take measures to protect this institute. At present, people are in the view that this organization is having bribery and corruption. It may be true or false. Any how, we should take measures to protect it. It is very difficult to have discussions with the trade unions of other institutes. However, the trade union of CEB presented me a number of matters which are significant for the existence of the country and institute. I further request employees to make proposals to protect the institute and to prevent and minimize corruption and malpractices, if any. If the CEB will be inactive, the whole country will be inactive. We must understand it and take necessary measures”.
The Minister was on his first inspection visit this morning (25th) after swearing-in, in the new cabinet as the Minister of Passenger Transport Management and Power and Energy. He visited all the sections of the CEB head office and the Minister discussed the present status of the institute with the employees and the representatives of trade unions.
Addressing the trade unions and employees Hon. Minister; Mahinda Amaraweera stated “ Today our country has been included to the list of countries with high electricity bills in this region. Hence, foreign investments are limited. So, we should try to minimize electricity bill. I am ever committed for the betterment of your institute.
If you have any problem let me know. Earlier I was in the Ministries with grave problems, but I managed them properly. I expect your assistance to successfully carry out the affairs of this Ministry.
The new president is a person with new mindset and fresh thinking. He is committed to develop this country. He is planning to minimize expenditure, prevent from wastage and lead the country. We also have to follow him. Otherwise, the country will be in danger exactly. Only the President, Prime Minister or the Cabinet cannot rescue the country from the existing situation. We all could avoid this misfortune, if everyone could be committed on behalf of the country. To rescue the organization and the country as well , bribery and corruption should be prevented and
should be more transparent”.