The knowledge possessed by the intellectuals is required in building the country.
Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratna has pointed out that a great responsibility is lying with the Graduates in his connection.
The Prime Minister said that having 4.3 million students in the education sector is a notable feature as it amounts to one fourth of the population. He said that the reason for this is the free education available in the country. He noted that Sri Lanka is the only country that provides free education.
The Prime Minister expressed this view at the annual convocation of the Sabaragamuwa University, which was held at the BMICH. Chancellor of the University Prof. Ven. Kumburugamuwe Vajira Thera, Minister S.B. Dissanayake and Vice Chancellor Prof. Mahinda Rupasinghe participated in the occasion.