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“To move forward as a developed nation in the world, the all Sri Lankans should join hands in peace and brotherhood”, says President Maithripala Sirisena.

“Whatever race and religion we belong to, we should face the world as one Sri Lankan nation”, he added.

The President made these remarks at the ceremony to lay foundation stone to the building complex to be erected in the premises of Daruslam Muslim Maha Vidyalaya, Maligawatta today (Jan. 25).

The President further stated that the policy of the new government is to develop the schools in villages, similar to the schools in towns.

The President further said that the aim of this government is to provide equal education opportunities for all the children in the country and to build a society where everyone can live in harmony.

The 100th anniversary of the Darussalam Maha Viddiyalaya in Maligawatta celebrated today. In parallel to this occasion the President presented gold awards to the students who showed best performance and to the teachers for their immense contribution for the development of the school.

Minister of Education- Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Minister Faizer Mustapha, State Minister, A.H.M Fauzie, Mayor of Colombo, A.J.M. Muzammil, Local government ministers, the Principal, Staff, Parents and others participated in the event.

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