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“The current government has given a new vigour to the program carried out by every government to make the free education in the country strong”, says President Maithripala Sirisena.

The President was speaking at the annual prize giving ceremony of Prince of Wales’ College, Moratuwa today (Feb. 06). The President who arrived in the college was warmly welcomed by the students of the school.

Speaking further, the President said a country rapidly progresses towards the development when the number of scholars in that country increases.
“The current government is committed to direct the children towards victories they expect by connecting them with the new world of technology”, he said.

The President commended the journey of the Prince of Wales’ College which celebrates the 140th anniversary with its glorious history. He recalled the occasion he went to Prince of Wales’ College for a Dengue prevention program and stated that the assistance of the school children to all citizens is needed to make the Dengue prevention program successful.

“Though many people present various analyses on Dengue, restraining of Dengue is a difficult task for all the countries in the world. Even developed countries face critical challenges due to Dengue”, he pointed out.

President Sirisena presented prizes to the outstanding students.

Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Minister Arjuna Ranatunga, Deputy Minister Eran Wickramarathne, former Minister Jeewan Kumaratunga and the Principal of the college K. J. Fernando were among those participated in this event.

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