Friday, March 12, 2010

President believes in improvement of the quality of education

ImagePresident Mahinda Rajapaksa has emphasized that the Government’s next target is to improve the education of children.

The President said assuring a better education and a future for the children of Sri Lanka is the responsibility of everyone. It is the school which should be responsible for grooming them as good citizens.

He said he believed that the improvement of a school lies on the staff members including the Principal, the Parents as well as the past pupils. It is of no use simply having buildings. He believed in an improvement which is quality-wise. He said he is inclined towards to assuring such quality education and strengthening it.

The President undertook a sudden tour of the Helena Wijeyawardena Balika Vidyalaya in Kelaniya. He did so after visiting the Rajamaha Vihara in Kelaniya and the environs. The President had a discussion with the Chief Incumbent of the Vihara, the Ven. Prof. Kollupitiye Mahinda Sangharakkitha thera.

Thereafter, he paid a courtesy call on the Ven. Welamitiyawe Kusaladhamma thera, the Chief at the Vidyalankara Pirivena in Peliyagoda.

The President also opened the Uthpala-Warna Sri Vishnu Deva Mandiraya at Bulugaha Junction in Kelaniya where the Uthpala-Warna statue brought from India is placed. The Deva Mandiraya was built following the mediation of Minister Mervyn Silva. The President also planted a sapling at the premises.

The President met the people of the Kiribathgoda Junction and the Thorana Junction and had cordial discussions. Political representatives of the area including Minister Mervyn Silva were present.
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