Aug 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena Thursday invited everyone to come together to create a better country and a virtuous future generation while ensuring the prevailing freedom and the democracy in the country.
The President said many steps have been taken during the last four years in order to build a justifiable society for the children of this country and added that he treats every child in an equal manner and do the utmost for their benefit.
President made these comments addressing a gathering of youth followed by the opening of "SMART SRI LANKA" Vocational Training Institute in Katugastota today (15).
The institute was established with the objective of empowering the youth with skills and talents to face the challenges in the future.
Expressing his views on the harsh ragging system at higher education institutions, the President said one should not forget that victims are also his or her brothers. Being a non-political program, SMART SRI LANKA is conducting various programs that add value to the youth.
The President also handed over the letters vesting the responsibilities of the Smart Sri Lanka project in the Kandy district.
President Sirisena also declared open the newly built 100-bed ward complex at the Provincial Ayurvedic Hospital in Pallekele today.
The new ward complex was built under the guidance of the Department of Ayurveda, Central Province with the aim of providing more facilities for the people arriving at the hospital for treatments.
Following the opening President made an observational tour of the facility and also registered the first patient to the ward.
The President donated two lorries worth Rs. 17 million to the hospital to utilize for its community services.
Secretary to the Ministry of Health, Mrs. Wasantha Perera and the Director of the Provincial Ayurvedic Hospital Specialist Doctor Sunethra Dias and others participated on this occasion.