District Secretaries authorized to take COVID-19 preventive measures
2 years ago
The Government has decided to empower District Secretaries and District Coordinating Committee Chairpersons to take measures to protect their respective districts from COVID-19. They are also authorized to take necessary decisions to maintain the economic stability and livelihood of the people in the district, the government said. The Prime Minister's Office said this was decided at a series of meetings held at Temple Trees yesterday and today. At the meeting, Presidential Task Force for Economic Revival and Poverty Alleviation's Chairman Basil Rajapaksa instructed the District Secretaries to take necessary steps to maintain the health, transport, fisheries, industrial and agricultural services. He also instructed them to ensure that water and electricity supply, waste management and fuel supply continued at the district level.