President Maithripala Sirisena stated in his Universal Children's Day message that the government is committed to improve child nutrition and childcare.
He stated that we are universally bound to provide proper nutrition and healthcare to all children, ensure their right to education and create a space for them to be born and brought up in a safe environment.
However, as a nation, we cannot be satisfied about the ensuring of all these needs of our children.
Sri Lanka has to overcome the challenges in the areas of child nutrition, education, child abuse and violence against children.
President Maithripala Sirisena stated in a message to mark the International Day of Older Persons that It is our responsibility to ensure the freedom and protection and the esteem of the elderly people,
Issuing a message Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said children are our greatest asset; as a nation, the responsibility is ours to ensure the creation of an environment in which children can grow up to become confident, caring adults, conscious of their social responsibilities.
Today is not only the day the world celebrates children but also the day we remember our elders; The World Elders Day also falls today.
The Premier said “as a community, we have a social obligation to the children and to the elders among us to assure their well-being while attending to their needs”.