Massive transformation in education sector– President


The government has commenced a massive transformation in the education sector to build the children of the country as an educated generation, who are ready to take over the country's future,President Maithripala Sirisena said.

When the number of academics in a country increases, answers to a range of issues in the areas of economic, social and political could be found easily, the President said.

President Sirisena was speaking at the Annual Prize Giving of the Anuradhapura Swarnapali Balika Vidyalaya yesterday

The President further said that civilization and discipline in man are produced through education.

The President also emphasised that the Government is committed to provide every possible facility for the education sector.

The 142 year long journey of the Anuradhapura Swarnapali Balika Vidyalaya with a proud history commencing in 1876, was also appreciated by the President.

The students warmly received the President when he arrived at the school.

President Sirisena presented certificates and prizes to the students who showed outstanding performances at the school.

During this event, a special memento was presented to the President.

Ministers Duminda Dissanayake, Chandrani Bandara,North Central Province Governor M.P.Jayasingha, the staff of the school, including the Principal Ramani Wasala, parents, past pupils and others participated on this occasion.

Meanwhile, President Sirisena also opened the newly built three-storeyed building at Deepani Maha Vidyalaya, Anuradhapura.

The President who vested the new three storeyed building in the students engaged in a friendly conversation with them.

Anuradhapura Deepani Maha Vidyalya which was built centered on an ancient temple in the area in 1954, became a government school on September 2,1957. Around 1,000 students are being educated in this college which conducts classes in Sinhala, English and Tamil medium.

Meanwhile,a two storied building consisting a Dana Shala and the Student Centre building built in the Bhiksu University in Anuradhapura was opened today by President Maithripala Sirisena.

These development projects are made under a plan to complete the Bhiksu University in Anuradhapura as an International Buddhist University spending Rs.213 million.

Supreme Mahanyake of the Sri Lanka Amarapura Nikaya Ven. Kotugoda Dhammawasa Thera chaired the occasion. Acting Vice Chancellor of Bhiksu University in Anuradhapura Ven.Prof.Kanaththegoda Sadhdharathana and the Mahasangha were present at the event.

A book written by the head of Buddhist and Pali Bhiksu University in Anuradhapura Prof. Pathegama Gnanissara Thera was also presented to the President.

Ministers Wijeydasa Rajapakshe, Duminda Dissanayake, Chandarani Bandara, State Minister Weerakumara Dissanayake, North Central Province Governor M.P.Jayasinghe and others were present at the event.


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