Death toll due to adverse weather up to 166

MI17 makes force landing, President commends pilot

164 dead, 104 still missing

Landslide warning still in effect in 8 districts – NBRO

Death toll due to adverse weather rises to 113

President urges intellectuals to join nation building


President Maithripala Sirisena has said the responsibility of the intellectual community is to not leave the country protesting that the salaries and facilities are not enough, but to join the campaign to build the nation for the sake of the future generations.

The President made these comments addressing the 39th Annual General Meeting of the Public Service Engineers Association at the Auditorium of the Buddha Mandiraya in Colombo yesterday.

The President pointed out that the Sri Lankan intellectuals have the freedom to study freely under the free education system and leave the country and no other country has such free opportunities.

President Sirisena further added that the government is totally committed to solve all the issues in engineering, medical & other fields and take the nation forward.