25-year plan to make Sri Lanka successful by 2048 already underway - President
March 19, 2023 04:47 pm
President Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasized that the Royal College cricket team’s effective captaincy ultimately led to the team’s victory at a time when all of the matches were being lost and that his effort to lift the defeated country to the path of victory is similar to that of the captain of Royal College cricket team.
The President recalled that when he assumed office last July, the country was experiencing a multitude of crises such as shortage of fuel, food, and fertilizer. He compared this to the Royal College team, which had suffered a string of defeats, and claimed that many people believed the country would not be able to recover.
However, President Ranil Wickremesinghe stressed that his team was able to change this situation and create economic stability in the country during the last seven months and emphasized that Sri Lanka is no longer a bankrupt state.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe made this statement while addressing the 32nd Interact District Conference held at Temple Trees this morning (March 19), according to the President’s Media Division (PMD).
He said that everyone would be able to witness a developing country in the next two years, and to make Sri Lanka the most prosperous country in the region, it is necessary to build the economy in addition to stabilizing it today.
The President added that the 25-year plan to make Sri Lanka a successful nation by 2048 has already been implemented and it can only be achieved with the commitment of the current youth.
This conference was organized by St. Thomas’ College, Wesley College, Vishaka Vidyalaya, and Girls’ High School, Kandy, and it drew about 700 students from various schools all across the island.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe was welcomed by the Chairperson of the 32nd Interact District Conference, Abdullah Siddeek who delivered the welcome speech.
Appreciating his support and participation in the Interact Global Youth Movement, District Governor of the Rotary International District 3220 for Sri Lanka & Maldives Pubudu De Zoysa presented a badge to the President and Interact District Conference President Abdullah Siddeek presented the President with a plaque.