In a recent speech at the 32nd Interact District Conference, President Ranil Wickremesinghe drew parallels between the leadership displayed by the Royal College cricket team and his administration’s efforts to lift Sri Lanka from economic crisis to stability. The President also emphasized the importance of building a strong economy to ensure long-term prosperity for the country.
Effective captaincy of Royal College cricket team led to victory
President Ranil Wickremesinghe lauded the Royal College cricket team for their effective captaincy, which he claimed was ultimately responsible for their victory at a time when they were suffering a string of defeats. He drew a parallel between the team’s success and his administration’s efforts to lift Sri Lanka from a series of crises, including shortages of fuel, food, and fertilizer, when he assumed office in July of the previous year.
Stabilizing the economy for long-term prosperity
The President emphasized that his team’s efforts had successfully stabilized the economy in the last seven months and that Sri Lanka was no longer a bankrupt state. He stressed the need to build on this progress and create long-term economic stability to ensure Sri Lanka’s future prosperity. The President outlined his administration’s 25-year plan to make Sri Lanka a successful nation by 2048, which he said could only be achieved with the commitment of the current youth.
The 32nd Interact District Conference, organized by several prominent schools in Sri Lanka, drew around 700 students from across the country. President Ranil Wickremesinghe was welcomed by the Chairperson of the conference, Abdullah Siddeek, who delivered the welcome speech. The President was presented with a badge by the District Governor of the Rotary International District 3220 for Sri Lanka & Maldives, Pubudu De Zoysa, in recognition of his support for the Interact Global Youth Movement, and a plaque by Interact District Conference President Abdullah Siddeek. – PMD