03 01 2022



  • Minister Prasanna empowers state ministers...
  • Let's work together as one family...
  • As ministers, we are also making sacrifices to recover from the economic crisis...

                   Minister Prasanna Ranatunga says.


Urban Development and Housing Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, the chief organizer of the ruling party, said today (13) that he is ready to work together as one family with the two state ministers and other officials who have been appointed to his ministry.

He also mentioned that when working as a family, no one gets a chance to gossip and hurt each other.

The Minister said this while attending a discussion held today (13) at the Ministry's Auditorium in Setsiripay, Head of Institutions of the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing, Battaramulla.

Heads of 21 institutions under that institution participated in this discussion. This program was held with the aim of introducing new heads of state ministries and institutions.

The minister also said:

I have already distributed the institutions to the newly appointed state ministers. I am a person who likes to share work. This is not three ministries. Let us all work as one ministry.

Do not divide the work. In many places, officials including secretaries and ministers work separately. It is the main reason for the collapse of governments. Don't get ready to let us down because of that. We can't be fooled that easily. Let us work as one family and set an example for other ministries. It is easy to benefit from working together. So stop talking now and let's all work together.

Also, some officials work only on the basis of circulars. Circulars are for work, not for idleness. So get used to working not based on circulars. Otherwise we will all be in trouble. But I do not stand for the officials who do wrong work.

There are officials here with different political opinions. It doesn't matter to me. I just want to work. Some strongly criticize the appointment of state ministers at a time when the country is facing a severe economic crisis. As a cabinet minister, I and the newly appointed state ministers only receive the MP's salary. We are using the same vehicles we have, we have not bought new vehicles. Staff was limited. All ministers make sacrifices. So don't believe what is posted on social media. We don't have time to answer them unless we are working now.

Most of these institutions depend on the money received from the treasury. Now we want to look at running institutions without depending on the treasury. Only then will we be successful. The minister also mentioned that even if that is not the case, the existing crises will become more severe.

State Ministers of Urban Development and Housing Mr. Tenuka Vidanagamage, Mr. Arundika Fernando and Ministry Secretary Pradeep Ratnayake and heads of institutions participated in this event.

 03 01 2022