President Mahinda Rajapaksa awarded letters of appointment to over 2,800 science teachers at a ceremony held in the Sugathadasa indoor stadium in Colombo yesterday.
President Rajapaksa presented permanent appointments to 2,808 National Science Diploma Holders from National Colleges of Education in the 2011/2013 academic years.
The recruitments have been carried out for the subjects of science mathematics and information technology covering the entire island.
At the occasion, Secretary to the Ministry of Higher Education Mahinda Madihahewa presented to the President the report of a committee appointed and headed by him to coordinate the growth of productivity and efficiency in the educational services.
Meanwhile, President Rajapaksa handing over appointment letters to 538 graduates at the National Savings Bank and Public Administration Ministry said we should be proud of our country’s achievements in the field of development. The giant development strides that Sri Lanka has made in all spheres amply proves that we can achieve our goals if we work together as one big family.
President Rajapaksa further said that the government is taking development to the village without confining it to Colombo and to the Western Province.
“In that endeavor, the country needs more engineers, technicians and such professionals”, he said.
The President said the responsibility of the recruits is to tender their service to the nation to achieve these goals.