Mr. Dilum Amunugama
With the dawn of a new era, we are determined for the prosperous country, that was long awaited since the independence. The road system endowed by the British has gone a long way for the post-independence Sri Lanka, however the challenges of the new millennium have been overlooked by the respective governments for no good reason. A people centric transport system is an essential component of the economy and people of the country today. My ministry will take initiative and go that extra mile to establish a commuter friendly transport service in the island.
It is impressive to understand that a national system is in effect to medically certify driver applicants for their suitability to drive on our road network. The public of all walks of life require a secure tomorrow, and a disciplined driver will be able to prevent accidents thereby ensure road safety and security.
The National Transport Medical Institute has a major role to play in establishing a qualitative shift in the transport industry in the country. The effort taken to prepare a five year plan into the future of the institute is therefore highly laudable. A systematic planning procedure is very essential for each public sector organizations to effect ‘tangible changes’ to their services. My best wishes are for the stakeholders of this endeavor, who will be contributing to the betterment of the transport industry of the country.