President Maithripala Sirisena says it is necessary to strengthen the rural culture yet again to build a better country as well as a better generation.
He made these remarks participating in the ceremony to vest the newly built two-storeyed classroom building at the Lakshauyana Primary School in Polonnaruwa, with the students, today (09).
The rural culture which closely associated with the school and temple had been the basis of national unity, the President said that adding that culture had produced highly disciplined citizens.
The President visited the Lakshauyana area where he was born and raised this morning and visited the Lakshauyana Primary School, where he received his primary education, with a great enthusiasm.
President Sirisena also participated in the almsgiving held at the school remembering the first settlers of the Lakshauyana village as well as to wish a healthy life for all.
Later,the President unveiling the plaque vested the new building with the students and made an inspection tour of it.
The President presented awards and certificates to the students who obtained victories at All-Island school competitions.
A felicitation memento was presented to the President, to express the gratitude of the students at the Lakshauyana Primary School and the people in the Lakshauyana village.
Former Chief Minister of the North Central Province Peshala Jayaratne and a large group of people participated on this occasion.