President Maithripala Sirisena says any government circular should not be a reason to delay or ineffective any public service.

“If any circular has blocked the formality and efficiency of a professional service, it should quickly be solved through discussions”, he said.
The President was speaking at the 143rd celebration of World Post Day held today (Oct. 09) at Buddhi Mandapaya in Polonnaruwa.

He stated all problems related to postal service will be solved through discussions in the future. He added any professional issue has solutions through discussions.

According to the United Nations, World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern. It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan in 1969. Since then, countries across the world participate annually in the celebrations. The Postal services in many countries use the event to introduce or promote new postal products and services.

The new stamp, souvenir and the first day cover, issued to mark the 143rd celebration of the World Post Day were presented to the President. The President launched the E-commerce website at this occasion.

President presented the felicitation awards and certificates to the postal workers. The President symbolically handed over new bicycles to 8,500 postmen working for the Postal Department. He also symbolically handed over vans and mini cabs worth Rs. 325 million to strengthen the postal service.

President Sirisena laid the foundation stone for the postal complex to be built in Polonnaruwa at a cost of Rs. 307 million.

Chief Sangha Nayaka of North, North-central and Eastern Provinces, Chief Incumbent of Isipathanarama Ven. Udagama Dhammananda Thero, Miniater of Postal Service and Muslim Affairs Mohamed Hashim Abdul Haleem, Chief Mionister Peshala Jayarathne, Provincial Minister Sampath Sri Nilantha and Postmaster General Rohana Abeyrathne were among those participated in this occasion.