Sports Ministry to improve fitness levels of staff
FITNESS PROGRAMME: The Ministry of Sports has brought out a fitness
programme to improve the fitness levels of the staff.
This is being done on the suggestions of President Mahinda Rajapaksa
to facilitate the improvement of the physical health of the government
servants in order to create a public sector that is of adequate mental
The Ministry of Sports hopes that this programme will create a public
service that is productive and will carry out effectively their daily
tasks. It is hoped that by exercising illnesses such as high
cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart
diseases, stress levels, neurotic diseases can be reduced.
The fitness programme is aimed at maintaining strong mental
development to bring out an efficient public servant. The programme will
be on two days of the week for an hour each day. Each officer will be
made to go through a medical check-up and a personal medical file will
be kept for each officer and there will be checks made every three
This pilot project of the Ministry of Sports will start at 9 a.m. on
Tuesday October 4 at the Sports Ministry Grounds at Torrington Square in
the presence of Minister of Sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage.