Written by Staff Writer
26 Jan, 2014 | 9:13 pm
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, reiterates that children must allocate time for both academics and sports. The President made this statement at an event held in Kegalle on Sunday.
[quote]I have placed my trust in you. The future is in your hands.[/quote]
His Excellency further stated:
“Just as you make time for your academics, you must also make time for sport. The defeatist mentality must be changed. We must change the mentality of saying ‘no’ to everything in our society. We can pass examinations, we ended the thirty year war which everyone said we could not do. You cannot say ‘no’ anymore. We must have the self-esteem and ability to reach this position.”
President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open the new swimming pool at St. Joseph’s Girls School in Kegalle on Sunday morning.
A sum of Rs.15 million has been spent on the construction of the swimming pool complex.
The President also declared open the Mahindodaya Laboratory at the Galigamuwa Central College, which was constructed parallel to the 2014 Deyata Kirula National Development Exhibition, on Sunday.
The laboratory complex which was built at a cost of Rs.8 million comprises of a biology lab, a chemical laboratory and mathematics laboratory.
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