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    Children’s rights must be protected - President

    October 02, 2018

    On World Children’s Day, we should focus attention not only on children’s rights and privileges but also on the challenges faced by children from various elements in society, President Maithripala Sirisena stressed yesterday.

    The President was speaking at the annual prize giving ceremony of Balapitiya Rewatha National College, Galle yesterday.The students of the school warmly welcomed the President on arrival.President Sirisena was also opened the new technological laboratory built under the ministerial concept of‘Lagama Pasala, Hodama Pasala,’(The Nearest School, The Best).

    Since today’s child is tomorrow’s leader, it is the duty of everyone in society to ensure that children’s rights are protected so that intelligent and virtuous children are produced.“The government has launched a number of projects while establishing several state organisations to fulfill this duty,” he added.The President also commended the role played by Principals, teachers and other stakeholders to protect the rights of children and ensure the originating of clever and righteous children.

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