President Raapaksa has stressed the importance of moulding students through Universities who can triumph in the world.
The President said the Government will not interfere in the free education system. Intellectuals came forward to defend the allegations posed against the Government. Students who enter universities are highly intelligent. They are to take over the leadership of the country in the future. The President pointed out that his wish was to see them attain international standards.
The President was speaking at the inauguration of the Swimming Pool of the Sri Jayawardenepura University. The swimming pool had been built with contributions of the D.A. Rajapaksa Educational and Cultural Foundation and the ‘Tharunyata Hetak’ organization. It is considered to be the largest swimming pool in the country. Put up under the supervision of Parliamentarians Namal Rajapaksa and Lakshman Wasantha Perera, it has cost 80 million rupees. Ministers and Parliamentarians were among those who were present.