‘Strong economy with quality education President’s vision’
Bequeathing a country with a strong economy to the future generation
by providing a quality education based on technical knowledge on a par
with the highest international standards to the present day students is
the prime objective of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Economic Development
Minister Basil Rajapaksa said.
Minister Rajapaksa said so participating in the national ceremony
marking the recreation of the 5,000 primary and 1,000 secondary schools
programme held at the Galkiriyagama primary school on August 3.
Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa inaugurating
the repainting work at the Galkiriyagama Primary School
during his visit to Rajarata last Friday. (Picture by
Minister Rajapaksa said territorial integrity, peace and law and
order should be stabilized to create a sovereign and independent state.
“When people anguished by a 30 year war handed over power to
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, administration of the North and East, which
included eight districts, had been unofficially handed over to the
eelamists under the CFA signed by Ranil and Prabhakaran.
Peace had been shattered and the law of the jungle prevailed in many
parts of the country.
“President Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Commander-in-Chief
provided proper leadership and guidance to the security forces and
liberated the country with their dedicated efforts and sacrifice.
“Today Sri Lanka is a country enjoying peace, law and order thanks to
“The country has been made self-sufficient in its staple diet. This
was achieved by providing all facilities and incentives to local farmers
including subsidized fertilizer.
Minister Rajapaksa said the government had now launched a programme
to recreate and develop 5,000 primary and 1,000 secondary schools with
funding from the Economic Development Ministry to ensure a quality
education to the country's child population. Under the programme
launched in the Anuradhapura district 112 schools would be developed by
providing a minimum of Rs 500,000 to each school.
Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena said President Mahinda
Rajapaksa has started a programme to end the country's dependence on
others, transform it into a fully sovereign, independent and
economically strong country and restore its historical pride.
Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva and S M Chandrasena, Deputy
Ministers W B Ekanayake and Duminda Dissanayake and several other
Parliamentarians and Local Councillors were also present on the