President Mahinda Rajapakse states that the government or a single individual can not build a righteous society.
The President added that the clergy and parents should come together to inculcate good values in children.
President Rajapakse attended the opening ceremony of several buildings at a temple in Tangalle.
Speaking on the occasion President Rajapakse noted that during the last couple of years the youth have turned to religion and a religious renaissance has taken place.
The president added that development and a righteous society is the government’s prime focus.