President Mahinda Rajapaksa, acknowledging greetings of the officers of the district centres of the Child Development and Women’s Affairs Ministry, after a meeting held at Temple Trees yesterday (Oct. 19). (Photo by : Nishanka de Silva)
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said that the Government will formulate a national policy and strategies to stop brain drain and obtain the services of research workers for the economic development of the country.
The Government is fully aware of the value of indigenous resources to strengthen the national economy, and the imperative need to improve scientific research to enhance plantation crops that yield much revenue to the national economy, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The Search for Peace
"Our Government is firmly committed to uphold democracy and the protection of human rights. Our Government's prime
responsibility is also to free our people from the grip of terrorism and violence. Attempts by any individual or organisation to violate or suppress such rights enjoyed by the people, would be thwarted at all costs by our Government. We will do our utmost to show to the civilised world our commitment and sincerity in this task," said President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The President's Fund is a multi-faceted institution with a range of activities that include help for scholarship and tertiary educatio
; advance of religion; and recognition of service to the nation .It is best known as an oasis of relief for those in need of urgent surgery and other medical treatment beyond one's reach in cost.The Fund which was established in 1978, in keeping with its vision, has continued to provide relief and assistance under successive President's of Sri Lanka.