Assuming duties today (July 4), Mr Fernando said that public institutions work closely with all, and strengthen the Brand Presidents Office.
He said he was always willing to learn and added, never too late or never too old to learn.
There are members of staff may have different ideas about the development and economic development, he said and urged the staff to discuss and present their ideas. Bring your different ideas about strengthening peace and harmony in the country to the table. Its always what we want to do. We have to be open and ready to listen to new ideas from veterans as well as those who think out of the box, he said.
Were discussing a model of cluster formation of ministries. It is a model we are now thinking about to enhance the public administrations efficiency, he said.
The new Secretary to the President said that the officers of the Presidential Secretariat would have to work hard to create the brand name of the Presidents Office. He urged the Presidents Office staff to work as a family and take the office from strength to strength.