Written by Staff Writer
03 Oct, 2019 | 2:50 pm
Colombo (News 1st): The Engineers’ Summit of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna was held in Colombo yesterday (October 2). The summit was held under the auspices of Presidential Candidate of the SLPP Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Leader of the SLPP Mahinda Rajapaksa, former Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa, former Minister Basil Rajapaksa and several other representatives of the SLPP attended the summit.
Speaking at the summit SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa questioned as to how people could speak about a future when only 35,000 students are enrolled in universities each year. He believes that this should be resolved first, a quality education should be provided to every single youth in the country to get a good employment opportunity. He noted that it is their responsibility as a government. Rajapaksa went onto note that they will have to allocate a large sum of money to find short and long term solutions to the issues in the education sector.
Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing the summit noted that a large number of Sri Lankan engineers work at expressways, Port City, Moragakanda project, Beliatta Railway line, Hambantota Port, Lotus tower and several other key places. He requested them to consider countries like Africa and Uganda if there are fewer opportunities here.
He added that they directed Sri Lankan engineers to those countries and ensured the relationship with Africa. Mahinda Rajapaksa noted that they requested them to let Sri Lankan engineers work on their projects and they agreed.
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