President speaks at Wadduwa workshop for university academics

President speaks at Wadduwa workshop for university academics

President speaks at Wadduwa workshop for university academics

Written by Tharushan Fernando

13 Nov, 2015 | 7:58 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena, speaking at the inauguration of two-day workshop for university academics held on the theme New Tendencies of Higher Education, in Wadduwa invited intellectuals to impart their knowledge, wisdom and experience for the betterment of the country.

The President noted that to go forward as a country, citizens of that country must be equipped with relevant knowledge and technology. The President stated thatit is important for scholars and intellectuals of that country to be vigilant as to how people use the freedom when combined with knowledge and technology.

He further stated:

I must express my regret over some websites for the way they handle social media using defamatory statements even on late Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero. There should be a broad dialogue within the country regarding the use of freedom and technology for better purposes, as it is often used for bad purposes.

He further stated:

The time has come to utilise the knowledge and technical know-how of Sri Lankan intellectuals who work abroad, to develop the knowledge of the people of the country and enhance the research activities in the country. I believe this will bring about coordination with respective matters

More than 300 university lecturers, participated in this workshop.

 

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