(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says an educated younger generation who respects the country’s culture and values and is capable of winning the modern world should be produced in the country.
The President says that the country’s culture, values and traditions should never be subjugated to any power and the younger generations should be capable of protecting those.
He made these remarks speaking at the 75th anniversary celebrations of the Henegama Central College on Tuesday.
Addressing the students, President Sirisena said they must get an education not only targeting a job, but also for changing the world and the society. The President said the education should prepare students to meet any challenge they may face in their academic career as well as in life.
Henegama Central College, which was started in 1944, is the 11th school established under the Central College Concept. At present, there are approximately 3,200 students receiving education at the school in Science, Art, Commerce and Technology streams.
Focusing his attention on the request to convert the Henegama Central College to a national school, the President said necessary steps will be taken in the future.
President Sirisena also participated in the annual prize giving of the school which was held to coincide with its 75th anniversary celebrations. The President handed over awards and certificates to the students who were distinguished for their excellence.