President Rajapaksa pointing out that Sri Lanka possessed a humanely history, said they were ready to build the country on this direction.
The President said that it was not necessary to mention how large pyramids and historic monuments were built in the past with forced labour. But in Sri Lanka, ancient kings put up large buildings such as the Ruwanweli Maha Seya paying for the labour in addition to providing houses and property. Everyone is aware of it. He emphasized that Sri Lanka’s history provides lesson on respecting others and honouring human rights. It would be possible to find solutions to the problems of the country in the future if other religions are respect from childhood. All these reflect humanity. This heritage is owned by everyone. He added that everyone should be dedicated for the success of their future through these humane acts.
The President was speaking at the 162nd Prize Giving of Royal College Colombo. Students who displayed their talents in the past years received prizes. Teachers who had discharged a significant task on behalf of the children were also feted. Several Parliamentarians and Security Chiefs were among the large gathering present.