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The President requests support of Engineers for nation building

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 17, 2018 18:24

The President requests support of Engineers for nation building

President Maithripala Sirisena asks all the engineers to contribute their knowledge and skills for the nation towards facing the challenges while achieving sustainable development goals.
President Sirisena said this addressing the annual conference of Sri Lanka Engineer’s Association held in Colombo. This Conference is organized annually in collaboration with Sri Lanka Engineers Association and Eastern and Central Asian Engineers Federation.
This year’s theme is, “Challenges and targets in achieving sustainable development t goals”.The representatives of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal also participated in the conference and it is expected to uplift the professional cooperation between the allied countries of Eastern and Central Asian regions towards establishing a productive mechanism, discussing issues and providing opportunities for nongovernmental organizations engaged in the field of engineering education and training.
President Sirisena who addressed the inaugural session said that the severe challenges in achieving sustainable development goals are the variations of climatic changes, poverty, challenges faced in building a healthy safe public, corruption, and fraud.
President Sirisena said that in order to win these challenges everyone should join hands together evading all possible disputes and conflicts. He said that it is a duty that could be accomplished on behalf of the future generation.
President further admitted that as a long term step to eliminate the flood threats faced by the people residing in Ratnapura and Kalutara, he has instructed to establish committee of engineers to implement a program to channel excessive water to north by a tunnel system.The Chairperson of Sri Lanka Engineers Association Prof. Niranjani Rathnayake, presented a token of appreciation to the President.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 17, 2018 18:24