President Maithripala Sirisena says the policy of the current government is to strengthen the State Sector as well as Private Sector in every field.
The President was speaking at the opening ceremony of new building of Dialog Axiata PLC, in Union Place, Colombo 10 today (July 07).
He also inaugurated the operations of new office system built using the latest technology. Accordingly, he was connected live with Ven. Maduruoya Vijithalankara Thero at Dimbulagama Aranya Senasana, through this new technology. During the discussion with Vijithalankara Thero the President commended the program for the development of Aranya Senasana. He also inquired the well-being of the Thero, who is ailing and wished him speedy recovery.
President Sirisena also held a live discussion with students of Medirigiriya Madya Maha Vidyalaya. Answering a query of a student, the President stated that a comprehensive transformation will be occurred in the education system to provide a high standard education to rural students.
He also mentioned he would take measures to free children of the country from drug menace, keeping it as a top most responsibility. He also said the government is dedicated to safeguard the children.
Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva, Ministers Mangala Samaraweera, Naveen Dissanayake, Duminda Dissanayake, Gayantha Karunathilaka, Secretary of Media Ministry Karunaratne Paranavithana Colombo Mayor M. I. M. Musammil, Chief Executive of Dialog Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya were among those who were present on this occasion.