The Department of Commerce commenced its work for the year 2012 today, with all officers taking the government servants’ oath to provide an efficient and comprehensive service to the public at all times. Addressing staff in a ceremony marking the beginning of work in the New Year, Hon. Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce, said that the department has a major responsibility to contribute towards Sri Lanka achieving high export target and trade development this year,and encouraged officers to do their utmost to achieve this goal.
Mr. P.D. Fernando, the new Director General of Commerce, also assumed duties today, and addressed the gathering highlighting the importance of rendering a dedicated service to the public. He also led the staff in thanking Mr. G.T. Senadira, former Director General of Commerce for his service to the Department over the past 32 years, and presented him with a souvenir from the staff. The former Director General of Commerce, Mr. Senadhira also addressing the occasion, expressed his sincere thanks for the valuable cooperation given to him by the staff.
Hon. Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce Addressing the gathering
Mr. G.T. Senadhira Former Director General of Commerce receiving a souvenir from the staff
New Director General of Commerce, Mr. P.D. Fernando addressing the gathering
New year celebration, organized by DOC staff