Colombo (LNW): 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, said President Ranil Wickremesinghe addressing the 32nd Interact District Conference at Temple Trees yesterday (19).
The President emphasised his effort is to lift the defeated country to the path of victory similar to what the captain of the Royal College cricket team did.
The President recalled that when he assumed office last July, the country was experiencing numerous crises such as shortage of fuel, food, and fertiliser. He compared this to the Royal 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 that situation and create economic stability in the country in the last seven months and emphasized that Sri Lanka is no longer a bankrupt state.
He added 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 stabilising 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.