Thursday, January 21, 2010

Vice Chancellors of all Universities and Academics today declaired their support to the candidature of President Mahinda Rajapaksa

They jointly commended the efforts & the vision of the President implemented under the "Mahinda chinthanaya ", a vision for a better future for the country.

They also recognized the success achieved over the past four years under the leadership of the President and called upon all the people to support the Mahinda Chinthanaya ,the only way forward for a brighter future for the country.

These Vice Chancellors claimed there was no comparison that could be drawn between the Mahinda Chinthana & the opposition candidate Sarath Fonseka's Manifesto - "Believable Change". "The President's Manifesto is more comprehensive and practical",they noted.

The Vice Chancellors who attended the press conference were Prof:Gamini Samaranayaka the Chairman of the University Grants Commision, Prof.Susirith Mendis the Vice Chancellor of Ruhuna University, Prof. Nandasena the Vice Chancellor of Rajarata University, Prof. N.L Karunarathna the Vice Chancellor of Jayawardanapura University, Prof.Jayasena Kottegoda Vice Chancellor of University of Aesthetic Studies,The Vice Chancellor of Colombo University Mrs.Kshanika Hirimburegama.,The Vice Chancellor of Open University mUpali Widanapathirana,The Vice Chancellor of Kalaniya University Dr.Sarath Amunugama,.Mahinda Rupasingha of Sabaragamuwa University, S.M.M.Ismail the Vice Chancellors of South Eastern University, J.A.Liyanage ,Director of The Gampaha Wickramaarrachchi Aurweda Institute and Dr.K.Premakumara Vice Chancellor of Eastern University.

The UGC Chairman Gamini Samaranayake stated that the President's leadership has helped to transform university graduates to become nationally & economically developed citizens.He asked the people to elect the President for the next six years so that we can transform the country to a developed country in the future.

Then the Vice Chancellor of the Ruhunu University Susiritha Mendis highlighted that if Sarath Fonseka came into power the country may fall into a millitary dictatorship thus undermining the democracy the country has gained from its Independence.Further he elaborated the power of the five forces that the President has mentioned in the Mahinda Chinthanaya's second Manifesto which will bring forth future development for the country under the President's leadership.

Jayasena Kottegoda, Vice Chancellor of University of Aesthetic Studies stated the President had a clear vision to manage Sri Lankan economy while fighting a separatist terrorist war in the country.Further he said that the President increased the per capita income of a person in Sri Lanka from US $ 1000 to US $ 2000 during the past 4 year period.

Then the Jayawardanapura Vice Chancellor mentioned that due to the government's poverty alleviation projects such as ' Gama naguma', 'Maga naguma' many people were benefited and it helped to develop the country.

The Vice Chancellor of the Colombo University called upon all the women in Sri Lanka to be grateful to the President for defeating terrorism and giving the people the opportunity to live peacefully and happily. Thus she asked all Sri Lankans to elect The President in the upcoming election and give him power for another six years so that we will have the opportunity to sustain the development of the country in the future.

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