President meets aspiring leaders
[March 2, 2005 - 11.15 GMT] 

President Chandrika Kumaratunga yesterday 1st March met with a group of Sri Lankan participants of the forthcoming Future World Leaders Summit in Washington. The 58 students chosen from 23 leading schools in the island will leave on March 18.

“Absorb as much as you can, the good and the bad, so that you can then come back and analyze and decide what is good for our country and for yourself,” said the President wishing them well.

The President advised the young student leaders, “When you participate in this programme what is important is that you do not only think of yourself but that you put your country first. Use what you absorb out of this experience to participate in the building of your country.”

The Summit organized by Presidential Classroom Inc., the oldest civic education organization in America will have delegates from over 40 countries this year. Sri Lanka has been participating in this summit as a full country delegation since 2000.




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Last Updated Date: March 2, 2005 - 11.15 GMT


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