The officers cannot freely exercise their authority given to them by the Government in public administration due to the interference of some ministers. These public officers have been pushed to adhere to the instructions of these ministers, he continued.
He has brought this issue to the attention of the Minister of Public Administration Hon John Seneviratne who actively listened to this complain and promised to look into it. Minister John Senaviratne strongly indicated that the Government Agents and other public officers are working under the direction of his ministry and therefore, any other ministers should not and cannot try to influence the public officers. According to the minister, these types of complains have not been brought to his attention so far.
Source: Uthayan 05 May 2011