President tells Professionals to act responsibly and safeguard dignity
President Rajapaksa has emphasized that it is the obligation of all professionals to safeguard the dignity of their profession.
The President pointed out that if professionals of every position in society do not take action to safeguard their dignity and status, the entire society will breakdown. As such, he noted that it was their onus to leave no room for such a situation to surface. The President was speaking at a function organized at Temple Trees this morning. It was arranged to commemorate World Coconut Cultivation Day. This year’s theme is “Sustainable Development for Coconut Cultivation.”
Speaking further the President pointed out that the Government has launched a series of programmes to embolden coconut cultivators. The coconut industry faced a disastrous situation due to the state policies implemented by previous regimes. The President mentioned that the present Government mooted many immediate and long term plans to protect the coconut industry.
The President asserted that various types of mites have infiltrated society. Some NGO mites had entered society and were destroying it. They are destroying morality and the children who respect their parents. These are the mites that destroy society, cause unnecessary obstruction to development launched in the country, viding society. The President pointed that those in the country were working to devastate the country that was liberated from terrorism and tarnish the country’s image in the world. He said that there are institutions which safeguard the dignity of the profession. Mites are active to hinder the respect displayed by the people towards these institutions.
The President noted that there will be a breakdown in society, if the politician destroys his dignity without properly fulfilling their responsibilities and if the professionals harm their status. He warned that society was on alert on their behaviour. The President added that the ear has dawn in which everyone should respect each other and value each other’s privacy
In addition to the introduction of two new strains of coconut saplings, the presentation of a book compiled by the Coconut Research Institute and the launch of an estate management operations network also took place on this occasion. A sum of 125 million rupees collected from coconut cultivation was handed over to the Treasury in parallel to the event. Several Parliamentarians and Ministry Officials were among the large gathering present.