President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Wickremasinghe Rajapaksa welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and First Lady Akie Abe at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this afternoon.
-Children of the nation should be stakeholders of the economy which is emerging with the development, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa after vesting with the students the newly constructed Mahindodaya Technological Laboratory of the Kovularagama Maha Vidyalaya in Sevanagala on Friday afternoon. The President called upon the parents to motivate their children to reap maximum benefits out of these facilities.
The government with the aim of enhancing the knowledge on information technology among the children in the Uva Province through 1000 secondary school development programme, constructed several Mahindodaya Technological Laboratories in the Uva Province too.
President Mahinda Rajapakse assured the Muslim community in the Moneragala District that the government is dedicated to safeguard the rights of the Muslim community. The President also said that Muslims have always extended their cooperation to the government. He was addressing the Muslim community when he met them in the district at a special meeting held in Moneragala yesterday.
At the ceremony the prestigious life time honorary award of “SAHITYARATNA” was conferred upon three distinguished literati - Prof. Wimal Dissanayake, Carl Muller and Teliwatte Joseph in recognition of their contribution to foster and secure the literature in Sri Lanka in Sinhala, English and Tamil languages respectively.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said the government's aim in introducing information technology in schools is to enhance the educational standard of the students in rural, urban and estate sector and to prepare the future generation who enter the world of tomorrow to win the world.
Some are shedding crocodile tears when an election is around the corner. They do not consider the rights of the working class and I am sure the Government Servants are aware of the period when workers numbering hundreds of thousands were removed from service due to trade union actions. Also Public Servants' salaries were not increased and attempts were taken to reduce the strength of Public Service, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa.