President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday called for a combined effort by all stakeholders in society to eliminate ragging from the university system.
He made these remarks participating in a ceremony to open a three-storied building at Bandarawela Central College yesterday.
“In the past few years, university students had to face many unpleasant experiences due to ragging,” President Sirisena said.
The President also stressed the need for finding expeditious solutions to this challenge faced by the younger generation who are the country’s future.
“Certain power-hungry political organisations are also behind these cruel acts and all parties must fulfill their respective responsibilities in eradicating this menace which has a telling effect on the future of students,” the President said.
The President also said that the government is paying more attention to these issues.
The President also expressed his views regarding the illegal acts committed by various forces with ulterior movies through the use of Social Media.
President Sirisena also emphasised that as parents can be happy about their childrens exam results, they should fulfill their responsibilities to help create a future generation that understands their social responsibilities. We should also create a generation nourished with moral values while utilising modern technology to the benefits of society. The President visited Bandarawela Central College at the invitation of the Nethmini Vidyani Liyanage, a student of the school.The President received a warm welcome by students.
President Sirisena paid a floral tribute to the War Heroes Monument at the school premises and also opened a three-storied building at the school.
A Na sapling was planted at the school premises to mark the President’s visit.
The President presented certificates to the school cadet team which won First Place at the All Island Cadet Assessment Camp and to the dancing troupe which won first place at the All-Island Dancing Competition 2018.
The President also presented an award to student Nethmini Vidyani Liyanage and received a special memento from the Principal.