“When solving the problems of the people, the responsibility of the politicians is to be committed to national goals without concentrating on the votes”, says President Maithripala Sirisena.

He requested the Members of Parliament to be dedicated to fulfill their responsibilities for the public properly in time, without thinking of the forthcoming Provincial Council Election and the Parliamentary Election to be held in five years.

The President was speaking at the opening ceremony of the newly built Technical Laboratory of the Adarsha Maha Vidyalaya in Saliyaveva, Putlam today (Jan. 22).

He cautioned them not to postpone the decisions needed to be taken for the betterment of the people, due to the feeling that they will lose their votes. “Nobody should be afraid of taking correct decisions for the development”, he said.

Commenting on the shortage of the teachers island wide, the President said steps should be taken to place additional teachers in the schools where there are vacancies.

“I transferred the Vayamba Provincial Ministry of Education, which had been limited to Kurunegala District, to Putlam District this time as there are important issues pertaining to education in the Putlam District. Everybody should get together to increase the educational level of the district”, the President said.

He further stated that he has only one agenda for the entire country. “I don’t have a personal agenda. What is important to me is not the place I will be in five years, but the place our motherland will be as a great nation.

President Sirisena later vested the newly built Technical Laboratory of Thabbowa central college to the students.

The president was warmly welcomed by the students and he also made an inspection tour of the new Laboratory. At the School, the President also inquired into the education of the students and their educational requirements.

The President presented awards to three students who showed excellent results in the GCE A/L Examination.

State Ministers Palitha Range Bandara, Piyankara Jayaratne and others participated in this event.

Meanwhile, the President declared open the newly built Theatre at Karuwalagaswewa in Puttalam. The Theatre was built at a cost of Rs.1.5 million.

The Chief Minister of North Western Province- Dharmasiri Dassanayake and others participated in this event.



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