President Rajapaksa has called upon the entire nation to be ready to win the world, protecting the country that had already been won. He pointed out that their dedication is vital to achieve this task.
The President opined that he is very much satisfied today to be involved in the opening of this museum. The country should be proud with its history. It should be well protected There are lessons that should be learnt from this history and move forward. He queried as to what was expected from a museum. Its aim was to raise awareness on the country’s history to the new generation and to save the future for the next generation. This responsibility is tasked with not only the Government but also the Opposition. Due consideration should be given for tomorrow and in building a country for the future generation.
He pointed out that their obligation is to build a society, not to win the country but the world. Everyone is vested with this responsibility. The dream of every child is a country sans terrorism. Their expectation should be fulfilled. The President referred to the various international pressure that is being exerted when efforts were being made to develop the country. No one had the authority to betray the country. He added that everyone should be determined to see that a peaceful environment prevails in the country.
The President was speaking after opening the new national Postal and Stamp Museum. It is located at “Thepal Piyasa” at D.R. Wijeyawardena Mawatha in Colombo.
The new National Postal Museum depicts golden monuments of the Sri Lanka Postal Service history up to date. The President also declared open the Stamp Exhibition which showcases the Stamp history of Sri Lanka. On display are ancient stamps and first-day covers issued in the island. The first stamp released in Sri Lanka is also on display.
Two new stamps and a first-day cover were issued to mark the opening of the new National Postal and Stamp Museum. Thaksheyani Jeyarajasingham, a student of Vavuniya who designed the Ranaviru Tribute Stamp received a gift from the President.