(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Chairperson of Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga met with the UN Secretary General António Guterres in New York during her recent visit.
In that meeting the Secretary General was briefed about the reconciliation efforts taken by the Government of Sri Lanka and the work carried out by ONUR, which he appreciated.
Ms. Kumaratunga just concluded her visit to USA and will return to Sri Lanka shortly.
“The government is giving required physical and human resources to all schools in the country to reduce the competition for leading schools and provide the rights to all children to study without any barriers. These adverse conditions of competition for education should be quickly changed”, he said.
“Similar to the way you pass exams you should win the life by understanding the challenges and barriers and facing the life with self-confidence”, the President told the students.
President Sirisena, recalling today’s newspaper report on the suicide of a ten years old school girl, said that Sri Lanka is a leading country in suicides. He said all responsible persons should pay attention on this to save the society.
Chief Minister of Central Province Sarath Ekanayake, Central Provincial Minister Thilina Bandara Thennakoon and the District Secretary of Kandy H. M. P. Hitisekara were among those who participated in this occasion.