Kicking off last Friday a project that can make State land management unimaginably easy, Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga showed the way to make 2013 the excellent public service year.
Beginning his address as Chief Guest at the inauguration of the State Land Information Management System (e-SLIMS) with due recognition of the achievements in past years the Presidential Secretary said: “It is not that in the past years we have not made great improvements in public service. Indeed we have made great strides in making public service unimaginably comfortable both for the public and the Government staff. Obtaining of Birth, Marriage and Death certificates which took three months in the past could be obtained in five to 10 minutes now. Vehicle Revenue Licence could be received in the comfort of our home without the hassle of visiting Government offices. People experience this vast difference in ease and efficiency as compared with the past in many areas, be it pension, online visa in the case of foreigners wanting to visit Sri Lanka, crop price information for farmers, just to mention a few”.