Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena invited university lecturers to get together with commitment to serve the country with their knowledge, understanding and professional experience, irrespective of political divisions.
Sirisena made this appeal during a special meeting he had with university lecturers yesterday (Oct. 13) at the President’s Official Residence. The meeting was organized with the aim of obtaining the assistance of university lecturers for the national development.
“If anybody in the current government is engaged in fraud, corruption or indiscretion, I will take any action against them”, Sirisena emphasized.
Sirisena further invited them to contribute the way forward which demonstrates specific characteristics of a government based on Good Governance. “Every attempt by the new government is not for private expectations, but for fulfilling of common aspirations”, Sirisena said.
The President said this is the best time to employ the knowledge gained as intellectuals, for the benefit of the country. Sirisena pointed out the ability to contribute the national development program through the engagement with researches required by the country, adding of new knowledge and implementation of policies.
The University lecturers expressed their appreciation for holding this meeting, paying respect for their knowledge, experience and professional maturity. They also stated they would do their best to bring the victory to the good governance program carried out by the current government.