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The President says he is committed to look into the demands of all trade unions ignoring party differences.

President Maithripala Sirisena says he is committed to look into the demands of all trade unions ignoring party politics. The President stated this at a meeting held with trade union representatives of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment at the ministry premises today. They enlightened him on several issues faced by employees including promotions and salaries. While commending the trade union representatives for seeking solutions to their problems through discussions the President pledged to appoint 6 sub committees to provide speedy solutions for the matters. They will be monitored by an additional secretary of the Presidential Secretariat, an additional secretary of the ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment as well as an additional secretary to the Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation which also falls under the purview of the President. A satisfactory environment should be created for employees to gain a maximum output from them. The President also assured that every justifiable demand will be met within the next few months ignorance of party politics. He added that the buildings of the ministry that are in dilapidated condition will be renovated as soon as possible.

A discussion was also held between the officials of the Mahaweli Development Authority and the President. Attention was focused on the future plans and the present activities of the institute.