President Maithripala Sirisena says the government will take steps to provide a prosperous economy for the people of Rajarata as well as a better education for their children.
Addressing the opening ceremony of the new Aesthetic Studies Unit, Agricultural Laboratory and Home Science Lab at the Aththanakadawala Maha Vidyalaya on 21st June, the President said that the present government implemented the Moragahakanda Kalu Ganga Multi- purpose Development Project ending a 60 year long sorrowful story of the people in Rajarata and it will make the people’s aspirations a reality.
“After the next Maha season people don’t need to talk about water shortages for cultivation.”
Speaking on the garbage issue, the President reiterated the need of a broad program at the school level to apprise the children on waste management and segregation.
The President presented awards for the school children who showed outstanding performance in the fields of education.
Later, the President visited the Irahadaketuwewa Central College and vested the newly built two-storeyed building with the students. During this event the President said that the Government has understood the responsibility of providing better education for all the children in the country and said that intellectuals who can bring economic prosperity to the country while developing the agricultural sector should emerge in the country.
The President also opened the new classroom building at the Namalwewa Primary school in Bakamuna, Diyabeduma. Meanwhile, the President vested the newly built Drama Hall and two-storey building at the Giritalewewa Maha Vidyalaya with the students.
Addressing the school children, the President said that as they passed the examination cannot win the life and the children should understand the challenges of a changing society and how to face those challenges.
The President pointed out the importance of parents paying more attention to the activities of their children and regrettably recalled the recent incidents of death of young persons while trying to take selfies and young persons committing suicide without facing challenges in their lives.