President Ranil Wickremesinghe Pledges to Modernize Sri Lanka’s Education System and Enhance International Reputation
President Ranil Wickremesinghe has emphasized the significance of education in shaping the future of Sri Lanka and announced plans to establish a modern education system that meets the demands of the 21st century. Speaking at the Matara Rahula College centenary celebration ceremony, President Wickremesinghe stated that any attempt to disrupt the country’s education system, whether direct or indirect, will not be tolerated. He further pledged to enhance Sri Lanka’s international reputation through these efforts.
During a recent cabinet meeting, a new cabinet committee on education was appointed, which includes the President, the education minister, and other cabinet ministers. President Wickremesinghe attended the three-day Educational Exhibition and Art Festival ‘Vidyabhimani’ held at the College, where he was presented with a commemorative gift by Principal Major Sudath Samarawickrama.
Highlighting the government’s commitment to building a developed Sri Lanka by 2048, President Wickremesinghe revealed that the government’s aspiration is to create a new education system in the country by 2035. He emphasized that the government is prepared to invest in modernizing education in the future. As part of the celebration, President Wickremesinghe was also presented with a portrait painted by an 11th-grade student of the College, Yonal Mewidu.
The President stressed that education plays a pivotal role in the country’s progress and development, and any attempt to disrupt it will not be permitted. He emphasized the need to align the education system with the demands of the 21st century and enhance Sri Lanka’s international reputation through these efforts. President Wickremesinghe’s announcement of a new cabinet committee on education and his commitment to modernizing education in Sri Lanka has been met with anticipation and enthusiasm.